69-Year-Old Man Killed Walking Across Cross-Bronx Exit

A man walking on this Cross-Bronx Expressway exit ramp was killed in a hit-and-run early this morning. Image: Google Street View.
A man walking on this Cross-Bronx Expressway exit ramp was killed in a hit-and-run early this morning. Image: ##http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Cross+Bronx+Expy,+NY&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.957999,78.662109&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Cross+Bronx+Expy,+Bronx,+New+York&ll=40.845094,-73.918937&spn=0.004196,0.009602&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.845094,-73.918937&panoid=qIDAqN9UC2U234LxtPLdmA&cbp=12,289.57,,0,5##Google Street View.##

A 69-year-old Hispanic man was struck and killed at 4:02 this morning on the Amsterdam Avenue/Major Deegan exit of the Cross-Bronx Expressway, according to the NYPD. The man, who has not been identified, was walking westbound along the exit ramp when the driver struck him and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver fled the scene and the police investigation is ongoing. There are no suspects at this time.

Only two weeks ago, another New Yorker was killed while walking on the highway; in that case, he was trying to cross the Harlem River Drive. One reader speculated that the victim may have been trying to get to the waterfront park on the other side of the highway, which is notoriously hard to reach on foot. The police do not know why this crash victim was walking on the Cross-Bronx.

  • Albert

    Just for clarity:

    Was the man walking “across” the exit ramp (a seemingly suicidal activity), as this article’s headline states? (or “on” it, as the photo caption reads)

    Or, as the later text says, was he walking “along” it? (and presumably on the shoulder — dangerous, yes, but not necessarily intentionally self-destructive, and more clearly mostly the fault of the guy that hit him?

  • Driver

    There are several homeless, mostly junkies, living under the ramps of the Cross Bronx/Major Deegan interchange. When traffic is jammed during the day they panhandle on the highway and ramps. I’m not saying this guy was panhandling when he was hit, but there is a good chance that he was one of the regulars who live in and roam this area.

  • Cris

    No he was not a “regular”. He was my father and the investigation continues. There was no real information given to the family and it is very mind boogling because my father was old and had many health issues and it was impossible for him to get to that area especially since he lived so far away. We suspect foul play but so far only he and god knows what really happened.

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