A pedestrian was hit and killed by a truck on the Thruway in Central Nyack Monday morning at about 10:50 a.m., according to state police.
"The incident is still under investigation, but it appears he pulled over and stepped out in front of the truck," said state police Sgt. Kevin Flynn of the Tarrytown barracks.
The victim, who died instantly, has been identified as 50-year-old Robert Mahoney of Thiells.
State troopers and the Nyack Community Ambulance Corps. responded to the scene along with the Rockland County medical examiner.
Police noted suicide is a possibility, as Mahoney—who parked his pickup truck on the side of the road—just "ran out in front of the truck," Flynn said.
The driver of the truck received no injuries, and has not been charged.
The incident occurred about halfway between exits 11 and 12 at milemarker 18; north-bound traffic was snarled at around 11:30 a.m., with minor south-bound congestion due to rubbernecking.