TRIBECA — A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by two vehicles near the Little Italy section of Canal Street on Friday afternoon, according to police.
Police responding to a 911 call at 2:32 p.m. found the man, identified as Cheikh Mbaye, 23, of Morningside Heights, lying in the roadway near Greene Street unresponsive, police said.
Mbaye was rushed to Presbyterian Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
On later investigation, police said Mbaye had been trying to cross Canal mid-block from the south to the north side, and was struck by a westbound Ford Econoline van, which threw him into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer, headed in the same direction in the center lane.
Both vehicles involved in the collision remained at the scene, according to police, and an investigation into the incident is still ongoing, police said.