MANHATTAN, NEW YORK – New York City police said a man was killed in a pedestrian accident near the United Nations in Manhattan early Wednesday morning.
According to amNewYork, police were dispatched to the FDR Drive near East 38th Street after being notified of the incident at about 5:30 a.m.
Investigators determined that a man was walking on the northbound side of the FDR outside a tunnel under the U.N., and was hit by the driver-side mirror of a Honda sedan. He was then struck again a short time later by a BMW SUV.
Responding officers found the man lying in the roadway unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead by EMS. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Kadeem Lee, who lived in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
Neither of the two drivers involved were injured in the incident. Both stayed at the crash scene and no arrests were immediately made.
An investigation is continuing into the cause of the incident.
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