THE BRONX - Loved ones are mourning the loss of an NYPD traffic agent who was fatally struck by a truck Saturday.

Kalyana Ranasinghe, 71, was on the job at 44th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues in Manhattan at around 2:30 p.m. when witnesses say he was run over by a vacuum truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

News 12 The Bronx spoke to Ranasinghe's daughter and nephew, who are devastated by the loss.

"My father is a very kindhearted, loving father, and he's the best father in the world, and I miss my father," Dimuthu Ranasinghe says.