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73-year-old Brighton Beach man killed by snow plow

By Mason White 10:52 AM February 4, 2014
Backhoe clearing snow illustration 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man is dead after being run over by a snow plow, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that a 73-year-old man was struck and killed by a backhoe that was moving in reverse as it was clearing the snow from a street in the Brighton Beach neighborhood on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly before 12:00 p.m., as the man was crossing Oceana Terrace, in the middle of the block.

Police identified the victim as Stanislav Chernyshov.

A private company was hired to clear the snow on the street, which runs through a residential development. It was not a city owned or operated snow plow.

Police launched an investigation into the incident, and they do not believe that charges will be filed.