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Man, 73, fatally struck by tractor-trailer in Chelsea; driver charged

Posted at 6:27 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 11:09:16-04

CHELSEA, Manhattan — A man suffered cardiac arrest and died after being struck be a vehicle in Chelsea early Tuesday morning, and the driver is now facing charges, according to police and fire officials.

Police investigate after a man was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer in Chelsea on Aug. 8, 2017. (PIX11)

The victim, 73, was hit by a tractor-trailer as he attempted to cross the intersection at West 25th Street and Seventh Avenue, police said.

He suffered cardiac arrest, and was transported to the hospital just before 6 a.m., FDNY officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the driver remained at the scene, police said.

The accused driver, Sydney Jones, 60, faces charges of being an aggravated unlicensed operator, police said.