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Upstate truck driver struck and killed in Maspeth: NYPD

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A truck driver from the Catskills was struck and killed near his parked tractor trailer on Grand Avenue in Maspeth early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9.

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian struck in front of 56-05 Grand Ave. just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 9.

Upon arrival, the officers found a 49-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway with severe body trauma.EMS responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at the scene, police said. He was later identified as Chad Hallenbeck of East Durham in upstate Greene County.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that a 43-year-old woman was driving a 2007 Chevy sedan and traveling westbound on Grand Avenue when she crossed over the double yellow line, into the eastbound travel lane and stuck Hallenbeck, before striking his parked and unoccupied tractor trailer at the scene, police said.

The motorist sustained minor injuries and remained at the scene. EMS transported her to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

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