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Woman, 67, is ‘split in two’ after jaywalking and getting fatally struck by a sanitation truck

Brooklyn jaywalker, 67, is ‘split in two’ after she is fatally struck by a private sanitation truck driver and her body is dragged several feet before it fell off the vehicle

  • Deborah Mutell had been jaywalking across 86th St. near Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at around 4am when she was struck by the truck 
  • Cops arriving at the scene had to use two separate body sheets for Mutell
  • Officials say that the driver of the truck kept on down the road, leaving investigators unsure if he even knew he hit someone 
  • According to investigators, Mutell’s body only became dislodged from the vehicle after hitting a bump in the road 

New York authorities are searching for a private sanitation truck driver who fatally struck a 67-year-old woman crossing the street in Brooklyn on Thursday, ‘splitting’ her body in two. 

Deborah Mutell had been jaywalking across 86th St. near Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at around 4am when she was struck by the truck. 

The woman fell under the wheels and was dragged several feet before her body fell off the vehicle in pieces, reported the New York Daily News. 

Deborah Mutell had been jaywalking across 86th St. near Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst at around 4am when she was struck by the truck

Cops arriving at the scene had to use two separate body sheets for Mutell.

‘It looked like two bodies at first but then one of the police officers said the body had actually been severed in half,’ said witness David Reyes, who works at a nearby bagel shop. 

‘There were two separate blankets. That’s what made it seem like there were two people.’

Officials say that the driver of the truck kept on down the road, leaving investigators unsure if he even knew he hit someone.

Officials say that the driver of the truck kept on down the road, leaving investigators unsure if he even knew he hit someone (stock)

Officials say that the driver of the truck kept on down the road, leaving investigators unsure if he even knew he hit someone (stock)

‘The cops said it looked like it happened without anyone realizing what happened until after the fact,’ Reyes said.

According to investigators, Mutell’s body only became dislodged from the vehicle after hitting a bump in the road. 

‘It’s horrific. It’s a very busy intersection,’ said one nearby business worker. ‘It’s dark at that time, and especially in the winter, people dress in dark clothing.’

‘Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of accidents. People don’t like to cross at the corner because of the pillars for the train tracks, so they’ll cross in the middle of the street and then motorists can’t see if anyone is coming.’

City data shows that between 2010 and November 2017, some 43 people were killed by private trash carters 



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