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Sunset teen struck by driver and killed while delivering food on his bike.

A 14-year-old male teen was killed after being struck by a car while delivering food on his bicycle in the Sunset Park area.

Police say that on Saturday, November 25 at around 5:43 p.m., Edwin Ajacalon was riding his bike east at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street when he was struck by a gray 2017 BMW Sedan, which was traveling south on Fifth Avenue.

Reports claimed that Ajacalon was dragged half a block before the vehicle stopped.

When officers arrived, the Sunset Park resident had trauma to his head and body and was unresponsive. EMS transported him to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene.

No arrest  was made at the time. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.

Local elected officials are organizing a vigil in memory of Ajacalon later today, Monday, November 27, at 6:30 p.m. at corner of 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and Borough President Eric Adams will host the event along with Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets as a community vigil to mourn the teen’s loss and to demand action that saves lives.

Ajacolon’s uncle, fellow New Yorkers who have lost loved ones in traffic accidents, and neighborhood advocates are also expected to attend.

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