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Driver Killed Alleged Beer Shoplifter As He Ran From Deli

Dashed Arrow David Torres

A 22-year-old man was fatally struck by the driver of a white BMW while running across a Bronx boulevard early Monday morning, according to the NYPD. A spokesman for the department said that the victim had exited a nearby deli shortly before he was struck, and was holding a beer that he had allegedly stolen.

Police said that the victim, whose name has not been released, was "attempting to run across Bruckner Boulevard" near the corner of East 149th Street in Mott Haven just before 12:30 a.m. The driver, behind the wheel of a 2016 BMW X5, was headed westbound in the right hand lane of Bruckner Boulevard just before the crash.

The 22-year-old pedestrian was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the roadway, and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Lincoln Hospital.

The driver remained on the scene, and no charges have been filed. An investigation is ongoing.

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