A 23-year-old man was fatally struck by the driver of a city bus in the Bronx early this morning, soon after he exited a black livery car mid-trip in order to vomit.

The NYPD responded to the corner of West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue shortly after 2:30 this morning. There, they discovered the 23-year-old victim lying in the road with severe body trauma. EMS pronounced him dead on the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation by the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad, the victim, who has not been identified, was the passenger in a black livery cab driving west on West 231st Street. The passenger asked the driver to stop, exited the car, and tried to cross the street. An MTA bus, also driving west, "attempted" to avoid the victim, who was crossing "in an erratic manner," according to police. The bus driver struck the victim.

The News reports that the livery driver pulled over to the sidewalk at West 231st and Kingsbridge, a stop on the BX1 route. The victim, who was inebriated, reportedly said that he was going to be sick, vomited on the sidewalk, and then "staggered" into the street, where he was struck by the driver of a BX1. According to the tabloid, the bus driver "turned wide" in a failed attempt to avoid him.

Both drivers remained on the scene, and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.