Noah Kazis at StreetsBlog reports a garbage truck struck and killed a 51-year-old man on his bicycle at Varick Avenue and Meserole Street in the East Williamsburg Industrial Park around 8:50pm Wednesday night. Police are still looking for the driver, who crushed the cyclist as he made a right turn onto Meserole.
An NYPD Press officer told BushwickBK that the victim is identified as Eling Rivera, 51, of East New York. A preliminary investigation determined that Rivera was riding north on Varick when the trash truck, also traveling north on Varick, turned right onto Meserole, running over the victim. Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.