Felix Coss, 61, was killed when a police van ran him over just blocks from his Brooklyn home. A spokesman for the New York Police Department said Monday that, while an investigation into the incident is not finalized, no criminality and no traffic-law violations are suspected.
At 4:30 p.m. Coss was walking with the signal as he crossed Broadway, but a police van making a left turn failed to yield to him. The officer driving the vehicle was not responding to an emergency call when she ran over Coss.
While name of the plain-clothes officer has not been released, The Post referred to her as “a veteran female officer.”
Coss was a Spanish teacher in south Williamsburg.
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"He was very soulful individual," said one of his former students. "He loved his students and his students loved him and he's going to be greatly missed.”
“It was a tragic, unfortunate accident,” a police source told The Post.
Assistant principal of Beginning With Children Charter school told The Post that Coss was like a godfather to her children.
“This is a great loss to our family,” she said.