News Pedestrian killed by garbage truck while crossing Brooklyn street The NYPD at a crime scene on Jan. 29, 2014. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Updated February 23, 2014 5:29 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday in Crown Heights after a garbage truck struck him while he was crossing the street, police said. Gedalya Grinzaid, a Yeshiva student, was crossing Carroll Street at Kingston Avenue around 9 a.m. when the city sanitation truck that was going north on the avenue struck him, a police source said. The truck was trying to make a right onto Carroll Street when it hit the man, police said. First responders found Grinzaid unconscious with severe head trauma to his head and pronounced him dead at the scene. The garbage truck driver remained at the scene and there was no criminality suspected. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out his 42-page plan to reduce pedestrian deaths with steps that include increased penalties for speeding and running red lights. Last year 176 pedestrians were killed in accidents, according to the NYPD. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.