A 39-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he struck a pedestrian on Atlantic Avenue early Sunday morning.
William Boney, 49, of Williamsburg, was crossing north to south at the intersection of Troy Avenue at 12:34 a.m. when he was hit by a 2004 Back Lincoln Navagator driving eastbound, police said.
Police arrived to find Boney lying on the ground with "severe body trauma." He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was prounced dead on arrival, according to the NYPD.
So far no additional charges have been filed against the driver, Carmelo Galloway of Pacific Street in Crown Heights, who waited at the scene for police to arrive.
It wasn't immediately clear whether it was Boney or Galloway who had a red light, but the investigation is ongoing, police said.
Atlantic Avenue has been identified as one of the most dangerous throughfares in the city, with seven pedestrian fatalities between 2008 and 2010 on the major artery, according to the non-profit Tri-State Transportation Campaign, WNYC reported.
In September 2010, after being hit by a bus at the Atlantic/Washington intersection and in June of 2011, a man went to the in the hospital in critical condition after at the intersection of Atlantic and Franklin Avenue.