63-year-old man dies trying to cross Belt Parkway


A 63-year-old man was killed Friday morning as he was attempting to cross the Belt Parkway near the Van Wyck Expressway, police said.

The man was struck on the roadway, just west of Exit 19, at about 5 a.m.

He was crossing from the south to north side of the parkway when an Acura sedan, which was traveling westbound in the left lane, hit him, police said.

EMS transported the pedestrian to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sedan’s driver remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.