Pedestrian fatally struck after climbing over divider on the West Side Highway

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police say a man was struck and killed early Sunday after climbing over a divider on the West Side Highway.

According to the NYPD, it happened at about 2:15 a.m. at West 46th Street and 12th Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a 22-year-old man, unconscious and unresponsive in the roadway.

He was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed the man had climbed over a divider and stepped into oncoming traffic, where he was struck by a vehicle that was travelling northbound on 12th Avenue.

The vehicle remained at the scene. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.