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Marine Killed Crossing Street in NYC During Fleet Week

Officials say a Marine in New York City for Fleet Week has been struck and killed by a car while crossing the street.

NEW YORK-- Officials say a Marine in New York City for Fleet Week has been struck and killed by a car while crossing the street.

The accident occurred at 12th Avenue and 49th Street around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Officials say the driver stayed at the scene and was being questioned by police.

A Fire Department official says the Marine was in uniform. He was heading to his ship, the USS Iwo Jima, docked at a pier on the Hudson River.

The Iwo Jima on Wednesday participated in the "Parade of Ships" that kicked off the Fleet Week festivities. It's docked near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Officials say 12th Avenue between 45th and 50th streets was closed after the accident. It reopened around 6 a.m.

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