NYC comedian killed in collision while riding e-bike in Brooklyn


CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN – A collision on a Brooklyn street recently claimed the life of a New York City stand-up comedian, according to a WNBC report.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old performer Kenny DeForest.  The accident happened Dec. 8 near the intersection of St. Marks Avenue and Rogers Avenue in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

Police said DeForest was riding an electric CitiBike at that location shortly before 9 a.m. when he collided with an unoccupied car.  He was thrown from the e-bike to the pavement.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital.  He was pronounced dead on Dec. 13.

According to the report, DeForest appeared on the late night talk show circuit including the shows “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, and also hosted a special that was posted on YouTube.

The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the accident and said that no criminality is suspected.

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