Scooter crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Brooklyn

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The operator of a motorized scooter was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a crash in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn.

The 20-year-old scooter operator crashed into a truck on 86th Street at West 11th Street at around 4:10 a.m. Thursday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his 35-year-old passenger was taken to NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn, where he was expected to survive.

Neither man was wearing a helmet, and both may have been intoxicated.

The investigation is ongoing.

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