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NYPD traffic agent struck, killed by truck in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) - An on-duty New York Police Department traffic enforcement agent has been struck and killed by a large truck in New York City.

A Fire Department spokesman said emergency workers arrived at the scene in Midtown Manhattan at about 2:30 p.m. He says the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the enforcement agent was struck by a large truck and pinned under the vehicle. They say the truck's driver remained at the scene.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters outside the scene that the job is a dangerous one and agents stand in the middle of heavy traffic.

Traffic enforcement agents issue summonses to illegally parked cars, direct traffic at intersections and perform other traffic related tasks.

The investigation is ongoing.

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