THE BRONX - A 57-year-old man is dead after being struck by a tow truck while trying to cross the street.

Police say Jose Torres was hit at Southern Boulevard and East 181st Street just before noon.

Neighbors say that tow trucks were racing down the block prior to the accident and may have run a red light.

The driver remained on the scene and was taken away in a police car, but there's no word yet on if he'll face any charges.