An SUV driven by former Jets star Joe Klecko struck and killed a homeless man pushing a shopping cart on the Major Deegan Expressway last night, police said.
Klecko (above), the only player ever voted to the Pro Bowl three times at different positions, couldn’t see the victim until it was too late because a car in front of him was in the way, they said.
A high-ranking police officer said Klecko stopped his 2005 Chevy Suburban immediately and waited for cops to arrive.
“You can see he was shaken, he’s very upset, but he’s cooperating fully,” he said, adding, “This is a tragic accident.”
He said Klecko volunteered for a Breathalyzer test, which showed no alcohol in his system. He was not cited.