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Security Guard Killed By Truck Near Stock Exchange

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A New York Stock Exchange security guard was struck and killed by a pick-up truck near the exchange Thursday.

Sorel Deps-Medina, a 70-year-old Queens resident, appeared to be having lunch downtown on Broad Street when he was pinned between the truck and a building.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Fire officials said two women also suffered minor injures.

Witnesses said the guard did not have a chance to get out of the way.

"He's eating his lunch and all of a sudden 'smack,' against the side of the building, pinned against the wall," said one.

"The car ends up on the curb and it hits this man," said another. "He was eating his lunch. He couldn't get out of the way."

Witnesses said the driver was trying to brake at the time of the accident but hit the gas instead.

The driver remained on the scene.

Police said no criminality is suspected but an investigation was ongoing late Thursday.

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