MOTT HAVEN — A man suspected of stealing cans of Coors Light from a local railroad yard was fatally struck by a car as he ran across the Bruckner Expressway in Mott Haven Monday morning, police said.
The 22-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately released, bolted south across the roadway near East 149th Street about 12:20 a.m. when a westbound BMW X5 SUV in the right lane hit him, an NYPD spokesman said.
The victim had just stolen a large amount of beer and was running across the street with it wrapped up in a shirt, and police believe he had stolen beer from the railroad yard before, according to the NYPD.
He was pronounced dead at Lincoln Medical Center, police said.
The SUV driver remained at the scene and there were no immediate arrests, NYPD officials said.