Photos by William Klayer
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An 18-year-old cyclist riding a pedal assist Citi Bike was reportedly struck and killed by an Amazon box truck earlier this afternoon on First Avenue at 17th Street.
First Avenue was closed to traffic at 14th Street around 12:40 p.m. today.
There isn't much information about the collision at the moment (we'll update when authorities release more substantial details).
and no crime was suspected."
From reporter Liam Quigley on Twitter, who was on the scene: "An incredibly upsetting crash this afternoon. A young person came up asking if their friend was dead and started crying. The Amazon driver looked not much older than them. He too was crying, holding his head in his hands."
NBC 4 reports that the cyclist lived nearby.
Another detail from NBC 4: While emergency responders were tending to the victim, someone rode off on the Citi Bike.
Streetsblog has more here, including that the truck, a new all-electric model, did not have any license plates, though there was an expired temp tag on the dashboard.
Updated 3 p.m.
Streetsblog has new information from the police about the collision here.
Officials identified the cyclist as Malcolm Livesey, who lived in Stuyvesant Town and attended School of the Future of East 22nd Street.