Pedestrian killed, struck by NYPD van

July 1, 2011 3:11:28 PM PDT
A NYPD police van careened onto a Chinatown sidewalk Friday, killing a pedestrian.

Kok Hoe Tee, 55, of Brooklyn was struck in front of the building on Elizabeth Street, down the block from the 5th Precinct, just after 11:00 a.m.

He was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to investigators, a NYPD Auxiliary Police pulled out of a parking spot and lost control striking both the pedestrian and an unmarked police vehicle.

Two police officers in the van were treated for minor injuries.

The investigation is continuing, but officials said there does not appear to be any criminality at this time.