Monday, June 29, 2015

Jewish Man Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle In Crown Heights

Brooklyn - A 64-year-old Jewish man has died after being struck by a moving vehicle, a short while ago, in Crown Heights,

The victim, identified as R’ Yeksial Rapp, was first hit by a car trying to pull into a parking spot at Empire Blvd. and Balfour Place at around 5:30pm.

Hatzolah responded to the scene and found him trapped beneath the vehicle. Rapp was transported to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, after being pulled out from under the car. He succumbed to his wounds, and was pronounced dead at the Hospital.

According to the preliminary investigation, Rapp was hit when the driver of the car pulled into a parking spot. He was then run over several times, after the driver, not knowing he had struck a person, drove back and forth trying to park the car, as by-goers yelled at him, police sources said.

NYPD’s 71st precinct officers and the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad are on the scene investigating.

The 55-year-old driver is not expected to be charged, a source said.

Source: JP Updates

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