A bicyclist was fatally struck by a garbage truck in Brooklyn early Saturday, the NYPD says.
The 27-year-old victim was found by police around 12:30 a.m. near Franklin and Noble streets in Greenpoint. Later identified as Neftaly Ramirez, an East Village resident, he was lying in the road and pronounced dead at the scene.
A garbage truck, traveling south on Franklin Street, hit Ramirez, then continued driving away from the scene, the NYPD Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad said.
The driver and vehicle – green with white and yellow writing – have not yet been identified, police said, and the investigation remains ongoing.