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Central Park accident leaves driver dead after being hit by own van

The driver of a construction van stopped and exited his van to look at something.

A man was killed Monday morning when he was struck by a construction van in Central Park.

Around 7 a.m. near the corner of 75thStreet and East Drive by the boathouse, the driver of a construction van stopped and exited his van to look at something, CBS reported. Seconds later, the van hit the man.

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The victim was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene, the New York Daily News added in a related article.

Whether the van was in drive or neutral, or if it had a malfunction, remains unclear, according to CBS.

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