Pedestrian killed in Belt Parkway wreck in South Jamaica

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Friday, February 20, 2015

SOUTH JAMAICA, N.Y. (WABC) -- A pedestrian was killed in a crash that closed the westbound Belt Parkway in Queens Friday morning.

A 62-year-old man was hit by an Acura near the Van Wyck Expressway in South Jamaica just after 5 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The westbound Belt Parkway reopened around 8 a.m. at the Van Wyck Expressway following the investigation.

The Acura may have hit another vehicle during the crash.

Traffic had been diverted to the Van Wyck Expressway. Traffic remained backed up near JFK Airport and the JFK Expressway even after the road reopened.