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An Astoria man who attempted to cross the street in Brooklyn was killed when a Jeep ran into him early on Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a 911 call at about 6:05 a.m. in front of 958 Meeker Ave. in the industrial area of Greenpoint. There, they found the body of 71-year-old Joseph Ranieri lying on the road unconscious and unresponsive.

Ranieri, who lived on 46th Street in Astoria, was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, Ranieri was trying to cross Meeker Avenue between Gardner and Stewart avenues when a 30-year-old male driving a 2012 Jeep hit him. The driver remained on the scene and no arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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