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Cops Want to Question Cyclist in Union Square Skateboarder Death

By Mathew Katz | November 22, 2012 10:13am

MANHATTAN — Police are looking to question a cyclist in connection to an accident that killed a skateboarder in Union Square on Tuesday

Cops released footage of the cyclist in a flourescent yellow vest, seen crossing against traffic.

The victim, identified by police at 20-year-old Kyle Larson of Manhasset, Long Island, was riding his skateboard southbound on Union Square West near East 17th Street when he lost control and was struck by a delivery truck around 11:15 a.m., police said.

The 35-year-old driver stayed on the scene and told reporters that Larson crossed path with the truck while trying to jump from the sidewalk to the street.

He was not immediately charged or issued any summons.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the cyclist's identity to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.