Cops arrested an out-of-state truck driver for hitting and killing a senior in Kensington while behind the wheel of his big rig with a suspended license.
The 54-year-old defendant, who lives in Ohio, faces up to one year in prison if convicted of the top count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, one of the charges prosecutors slapped him with at a Criminal Court arraignment following the deadly crash on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the district attorney.
The motorist was driving a 2005 Kenworth tractor-trailer on Courtelyou Road towards Borough Park when he turned left onto McDonald Avenue at 6:55 am, and struck the 71-year-old Ocean Parkway resident as he crossed the street, cops said.
Police rushed to the scene and found the victim lodged between the second and third axle of the defendant’s truck, according to court documents.
The victim never made it to the hospital, and paramedics pronounced him dead on the spot, cops said.
The driver stayed at the scene following the fatal collision, and authorities discovered his license had been suspended in New York for failure to answer a traffic summons, according to court documents.