NYPD traffic agent from the Bronx struck, killed by truck in Manhattan

Police say 71-year-old Kalyanarat Ranasinghe was killed by the truck as it pulled away from a parking spot

Police say 71-year-old Kalyanarat Ranasinghe was killed by the truck as it pulled away from a parking spot (11/30/13)

NEW YORK - A New York Police Department traffic enforcement agent from the Bronx was struck and killed by a truck Saturday afternoon.

Police say 71-year-old Kalyanarat Ranasinghe was killed by the truck as it pulled away from a parking spot Saturday at about 2:30 p.m. in midtown Manhattan. They say he was pinned under the wheel and declared dead at the scene. They say the 43-year-old driver of the truck remained at the scene.

Ranasinghe's son-in-law, Dananjaya Waragoda, says his father-in-law emigrated from Sri Lanka about 20 years ago. He says Ranasinghe had been married for more than 50 years and had one daughter.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered his prayers for the family.

AP Wire Services contributed to this report.


 

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