Brooklyn, NY (July 13, 2020) – Police officials say that a man was struck and killed while grabbing groceries from his vehicle in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. The fatal accident happened on Saturday night, July 11th, at approximately 7:53 p.m.
According to authorities, 50-year-old Jose Barrera was retrieving groceries when he was struck by an unspecified vehicle. Emergency responders arrived at the scene where they began assisted the victim. Barrera was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:33 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities but was detained on suspicion of DUI. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jose Barrera at this time.
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