A Bergen County man was killed in New York City on Saturday morning after police say he ran from the scene of an auto accident and was struck by a vehicle.
Heward Velez, 50, of Moonachie, was driving a Honda Civic north on the FDR Drive in Manhattan near the East 96th Street exit when he sideswiped a Jeep shortly before 5 a.m., New York City Police reported.
Both vehicles pulled to the shoulder and the drivers got out to speak.
During that conversation, Velez ran across the northbound lanes, crossed the center median and entered the southbound lanes, where he was struck by a Cadillac, police said.
EMTs found Velez unconscious and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Cadillac remained at the scene. No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.
Authorities did not say why they think Velez was running from the initial crash.