An NYPD van jumped a curb and struck and killed a pedestrian in Lower Manhattan on July 1, 2011.
NEW YORK — An NYPD auxiliary van crashed into a building and killed a pedestrian Friday morning, a source told PIX11 News.
The accident occured on Elizabeth Street near Canal around 11 a.m.
According to a source, the driver of the van was an 80-year-old auxiliary cop but his name is unknown at this time.
Police say the victim, 55 year-old Kok Hoe Tee, was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation but police say criminal charges aren't expected.
The NYPD Auxiliary Police are unpaid, unarmed reserve officers who work as part of a subdivision for the NYPD. The auxiliary police force assist police officers with patrols, direct traffic, and crowd control during vehicular accidents, fires, demonstrations, and any other major events. There are over 4,500 auxiliar police officers in the NYPD.