A reader just sends us the news. It happened near the Bowery Ballroom. "Too horrible for photos," said the reader.
Another tweet says the person killed was a pedestrian.
Another reader says the victim is male.
Other news sources are checking in...
6:19 p.m. — The Lo-Down is at the scene and reports that a cyclist was struck and killed by a truck.
BoweryBoogie is on the scene too ... and notes that the area is locked down.
Per DNAinfo: "It appeared that the biker had a problem with his chain, according to the sources."
6 a.m. — The Associated Press says the victim is a 52-year-old man.