Man fatally struck by car on East 23rd Street

Shortly after 1 a.m. today, a 76-year-old man who was crossing East 23rd Street was fatally struck by a motorist who was heading west.

The pedestrian, whose name is being withheld by the NYPD pending family notification, was hit by a 72-year-old woman who was driving a 1997 Acura.

When police arrived at the scene, the man was found lying on the ground with severe body trauma and was taken to Bellevue, where he was pronounced DOA.

The driver remained at the scene, police said, and currently no criminality is suspected.