A 49-year-old man was struck and killed by a drunk driver early Sunday as he tried to cross a street in Brooklyn, police sources and witnesses said.
The victim, William Boney, 49, had just left the Essence Bar and Lounge in Bedford-Stuyvesant and was attempting to cross Atlantic Ave. at Troy Ave. when he was mowed down by the driver of a late model Lincoln Navigator, according to witnesses and police sources.
An eyewitness said the driver of the SUV was accelerating, trying to beat a red light, when he struck Boney about 12:30 a.m., sending the victim airborne and slamming him up against a metal stanchion for the elevated Long Island Rail Road tracks along Atlantic Ave. The victim, who lived in the neighborhood, was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died, sources and witnesses said.
Police said the SUV driver, Carmelo Galloway, 39, of Brooklyn, stopped a short distance later only after witnesses flagged him down.
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