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New York man killed after being struck by tractor trailer on I-95 in Greenwich

GREENWICH –- A New York man was pronounced dead after being struck by a tractor trailer Saturday evening in I-95 in Greenwich. State Police say that Carlos Coyt...
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GREENWICH –- A New York man was pronounced dead after being struck by a tractor trailer Saturday evening in I-95 in Greenwich.

State Police say that Carlos Coyt-Orozco of Port Chester New York had pulled over to the right shoulder after his car ran out of gas. His passenger, David Espinoza also from Port Chester helped Coyt-Orozco push the car. Espinoza was stationed at the back of the car, while Coyt-Orozco was standing on the driver’s side door as he tried to push and steer the vehicle.

A tractor trailer driving by John Hoffman of Gloucester, New Jersey, hit a curvature in the road and was blinded by the sun glare. He drifted into the right shoulder, and struck Coyt-Orozco. Hoffman immediately pulled over and was cooperative when State Police arrived.

Coyt-Orozco was transported to the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident is currently under investigation.