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49th investigates pedestrian death

By Jon Minners

A tragic crash last week resulted in the death of a pedestrian struck by an ambulette on Waters Place, with the ensuing police investigation snarling traffic in the area and on the nearby Hutchinson River Parkway for hours.

Police continue to investigate whether to pursue charges against the driver who was operating the vehicle that fatally struck the man. On Friday, January 27, at 6:58 a.m., a male in his 20s, whose identity was not made public, was crossing the street eastbound in front of 1311 Waters Place, between Westchester Avenue and Eastchester Road, when a Ford ambulette struck him. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ambulette, which was operated by a 66-year-old male, also sideswiped a four-door sedan in the incident. No arrests have been made and the 49th Precinct has not issued any summonses in the case, but police sources have stated that the investigation remains open. Action could be taken if more information becomes available about the incident.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the fatality is urged to call the 49th Precinct at (718) 918-2000. All calls can be kept anonymous.

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