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.