Williamsburg man killed in hit-and-run with MTA bus: NYPD

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Michael Rivera, 31, of Williamsburg, appeared before Justice Herbert Moses on an eight-count indictment on May 21, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in February.
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One man was killed and two others were injured after a vehicle crashed into an MTA bus in Williamsburg on Monday night, police said. 

According to the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad, the driver of a Mercedes-Benz ran a steady red light at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Lorimer Street at about 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 26 and slammed into a bus in the intersection. 

The Mercedes then mounted a nearby curb and struck a CitiBike rack on the sidewalk, according to an NYPD spox. A passenger, 33-year-old Alex Caba-Gutierrez, was ejected from the backseat and into the street, where first responders found him with severe injures.

Caba-Gutierrez, who lived just a mile away from the scene of the crash, was transported to NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Mercedes and another passenger fled the scene, cops said, and have yet to be identified. 

Paramedics brought the 31-year-0ld bus driver and a 41-year-0ld passenger to local hospitals in stable condition. The NYPD is still investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning. 

Three crashes resulting in five injuries have been reported at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Lorimer Street, according to CrashMapper. The fatal crash came just days after a 49-year-old woman was fatally struck by a truck driver in Greenpoint, less than two miles from the scene of Monday’s incident. 

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