Dead on the D line

Published on: May 16th, 2011 Written by:

Who was this guy?

Cans of spray paint were found near the body of a 20-year-old graffiti artist who was struck and killed by a subway in Brooklyn early Monday, police said.

The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was hit by a Manhattan-bound D train at the 59th St. station. Transit officials said the motorman tried to stop the train just after 5 a.m., but couldn’t bring it to a halt in time.

Police withheld the man’s name pending notification of his family. He was found in a tunnel. It wasn’t immediately clear if the man had already vandalized the interior of the tunnel or was about to tag it.

2 responses to “Dead on the D line”

  1. Matt Litwack says:

    I read this article yesterday in the morning, then later in the afternoon I recieved a phone call from the man I share my art studio with. This young man was someone who I had met two days prior, along with his mother at the studio. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family on this day. Let this be a reminder to us all how precious life is, and that if we choose to venture to desloate locations that we always go with someone that we trust and feel comfortable with.

  2. Control says:

    Disturbing. This could have happened to anyone going into the tunnels. I think a lot of people discount how dangerous it is, or how conditions can change in a split second. All the precautions you can take can suddenly mean nothing.

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