NEW YORK — A man who was killed in a fatal crash on the New York City subway system on Friday night died from complications from the diabetes complications, police said.
The NYPD said Officer Charles B. DeSantis, 35, was driving on the Citi Bike line at 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a train in the Park Avenue and 7th Avenue subway station.
A preliminary investigation showed the train was going the wrong way and DeSantes, a police spokesman, was traveling in the wrong direction at the time.
He died at the scene.
DeSantis joined the NYPD in 2010 after spending five years as an investigator with the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau.
He was promoted to detective in 2012, and was reassigned to the force’s transportation unit, where he remains.
He also worked as a detective with the NYPD’s Gang and Criminal Intelligence division.
His family had no immediate comment.
The Citi bike ride had been a popular evening activity, said a rider on the train, who asked not to be named because of the ongoing investigation.
It was about 6:15 p.s.m., when the train struck, said the rider, who said he saw DeSant and his partner.
He said he was traveling north on the subway at 5th Avenue when the driver lost control of the bike.
He was able to jump in the air, then ran into the train.
The crash was the second fatal crash in less than a month on the same line.
A man was killed Oct. 31 when he ran into a train while trying to avoid it.
Police are investigating the crash.