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Man Struck, Killed By Van, Tractor Trailer In Manhattan

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A man is dead after being hit by a van and tractor trailer on Canal Street in Manhattan Friday afternoon.

Police say 23-year-old Cheikh Mbaye was crossing mid-block near Greene Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a van.

They say he was thrown further into the street and was then hit by a truck.

Mbaye was unconscious when EMS arrived and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"I saw him every single day over here, this guy," said Mohammed Alamgir, a witness. "He quiet. He Muslim guy. He goes to pray, two o'clock, maybe 1:30. He finish, he come over here."

Both drivers remained at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

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