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Rollerblader killed, 7 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Brooklyn

Posted at 8:59 PM, Apr 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-08 22:20:50-04

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — One person is dead and seven others are injured in a multi-vehicle crash in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn Saturday evening.

It happened around 8:35 p.m. at Pitkin Avenue and Powell Street.

Police say a driver going too fast in the intersection struck a man on rollerblades. The rollerblades flew off the man's feet and smashed a van's window.

The victim's body slid under a moving vehicle that kept going, dragging the body and slamming into two other vehicles at a stop sign.

The man on rollerblades was pronounced dead on the scene.

At least seven other people were injured and are being treated at local hospitals.

The crash is under investigation.

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