Man Crushed to Death by Falling Elevator on Lower East Side

NEW YORK (AP) -

A 25-year-old man was crushed to death Thursday night by a falling elevator in New York City.

Police say the accident happened around midnight Thursday in an apartment building at 131 Broome Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The victim was identified as Stephen Hewett-Brown, of the Bronx.

Witnesses tell the Daily News that the victim died after heroically shoving a woman out of harm’s way.

The city Buildings Department is investigating the accident.