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Teen bicyclist killed after being hit by car in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, NYPD says

A teenager was struck and killed by a

A teenager was struck and killed by a driver under the influence in Brooklyn Sunday night, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and a DWI after striking a 17-year-old bicyclist near Gerritsen Beach, the NYPD said.

Sean Ryan, of Brooklyn, was struck near the intersection of Gotham and Gerritsen avenues in Brooklyn, police said, around 8:47 p.m. Sunday. The NYPD said that Thomas Groarke, 24, was driving a white Honda Accord southward on Gerritsen when he crossed the median and hit Ryan.

The victim was found unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.


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