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Truck tire kills driver on the Gowanus Expressway

August 01, 2018 - 9:37 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 64-year-old man has been killed in a freak accident on the Gowanus Expressway.

The man was a civilian employee of the NYPD. He worked in building maintenance at Police Headquarters.

A tire came off of a truck just after 6:30 a.m. The tire flew into the opposite lane of the expressway near 64th Street and shattered the windshield of the SUV before hitting the driver.

The driver was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.