The NYPD is investigating the death of a 29-year-old Brooklyn man after he was run over while apparently lying down in a crosswalk last Sunday.
Police at the 104th Precinct said it was unknown why Jose Flores-Sanchez of Green Avenue was lying on his back in the crosswalk at the intersection of Menahan Street and Cypress Avenue at 2:37 a.m.
According to the preliminary report from the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad, the driver of a 2015 Toyota Sienna was heading south on Cypress and stopped at a red traffic light. When the light turned green, the driver, a 64-year-old man, made a left turn to head to go east on Menahan and struck Flores-Sanchez.
The driver stayed at the scene.
Police responding to a 911 call found Flores-Sanchez laying his backpack face up. He was in a marked crosswalk.
EMS personnel transported him to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No charges or summonses have been issued, and the investigation is continuing.