Body dragged 17 miles on NYC highways

By: By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer
By: By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a person was hit by a car, then swept under a van and dragged nearly 17 miles through New York City before that driver realized it.

The badly damaged body has not been identified. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says investigators are tracing the route searching for body parts.

The first driver notified police after hitting the person around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

In the meantime, the second driver went over the victim. It's not clear if the person was alive at that point.

The van drove on drove on three New York City highways from Queens to Brooklyn before stopping to check the vehicle. But he didn't see the body until a pedestrian pointed it out.

Police say no criminality is suspected.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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