Police: Victim Was Crossing Street Mid-Block When He Was Hit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were investigating an accident that killed a man along Canal Street on the southern cusp of SoHo.

Around 2:30 p.m. Friday, police found Mbaye Cheikh, 23, lying unconscious and unresponsive at Canal and Greene streets.

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Police said Cheikh, of Harlem, had been crossing Canal Street from the south side to the north, when he was struck by a westbound Ford Econoline van.

The van threw him into the middle lane, where a semi-tractor trailer – also headed west on Canal Street – also hit him, police said.

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Both drivers remained at the scene, police said. There was no indication of whether charges or traffic tickets were expected.

The investigation was ongoing, police said.

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