Pedestrian struck and killed in the Bronx by livery cab driver

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

MELROSE (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a livery cab driver in the Bronx.

It happened on East 161st Street in the Melrose section just after 9:30 Saturday night.

Investigators from the NYPD's Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad determined the victim, a man between 50-60 years old, attempted to cross East 161st mid-block heading north to south when he was struck by a livery cab traveling eastbound on the East 161st street.

The victim was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital.

The driver stayed on the scene and is not being charged at this time.