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300th Memorial Posted to GhostBikes.org

January 9, 2010

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Photo by Philipp M. Rassmann/NYC Street Memorial Project

Pablo Pasarán
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Age: 26
Location:
35th Avenue and 21st Street
Astoria
Queens , NY
United States

Pablo Pasarán, was delivering food on a bicycle for a restaurant when he was killed by Martin Ocasio, driving an SUV. Pablo was an immigrant from Mexico who lived in the Bronx. He left behind three children.
Ocasio was being chased at high-speed by the NYPD, who had observed him making a drug purchase nearby. He ran into a parked car, and then into Pablo, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
In addition to drug possession, Ocasio was charged with multiple offenses in connection with hitting and killing Pablo, including involuntary manslaughter.

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