Driver in custody after panhandler fatally struck in Brooklyn

A 56-year-old panhandler has died after police say he was hit by a 26-year-old driver on Eastern Parkway Sunday night.
Officers say the driver was behind the wheel of a black SUV. The car was in the westbound lane and hit the 56-year-old man who was panhandling in the middle of the road.
That man died at the scene and charges are now pending for the driver.