Police van strikes and kills pedestrian in Williamsburg
A police van struck and killed a 61-year-old Brooklyn man Saturday afternoon.
Felix Coss, a Williamsburg resident, was crossing Hooper Street and Broadway underneath the elevated J line when he was hit by a marked NYPD van making a left turn.
Emergency personnel brought Coss to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The department’s Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene at 5:30 p.m.
It’s unclear if the officer was responding to an emergency when the van hit Coss.
The investigation is ongoing.
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