A 12-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street Tuesday, Police have confirmed.
Investigators say that the child ran into Prospect Park West from the east side when he was struck by a white 2006 Chevrolet van heading southbound on Prospect Park West at 5:15 p.m. The boy, who police identified as Samuel Cohen-Eckstein, was brought to Methodist Hospital by EMS. He was pronounced DOA.
Cohen-Eckstein reportedly lived in a building near the accident at Prospect Park West. The driver remained at the scene, police said, and there were no arrests or summons issued. The investigation is ongoing.