Person sleeping on Coney Island beach killed by Parks Department truck

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Monday, July 18, 2022
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The victim was struck while sleeping on the beach at Stillwell Avenue at Riegelmann Boardwalk.

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A New York City Parks Department vehicle ran over a person sleeping on the beach on Coney Island.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Monday.

The victim was struck while sleeping on the beach at Stillwell Avenue at Riegelmann Boardwalk.

The man, who appears to be in his 40s or 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no immediate word on that person's identity.

An investigation is underway.

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