A cyclist was killed after colliding with a box truck in Ditmas Park this morning.

According to NYPD Sergeant Lee Jones, at around 10:25 a.m. the 57-year-old male cyclist was traveling east on Church Avenue next to the truck when he "lost control and struck the side of the box truck and fell under the wheels" near the intersection of Ocean Avenue.

The bicyclist was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead; his name is being withheld pending family notification. The driver of the truck remained on the scene.

Sergeant Jones noted that the information was preliminary, and that the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the crash.