Two men killed in separate NYC crashes; drivers taken into custody
Two people was killed in separate car crashes in Queens and the Bronx early Saturday, officials said.
Police took the driver in each incident into custody. Charges were pending.
The carnage began about 4:10 a.m. when a black Honda Accord carrying six people slammed into a pole at a high rate of speed as it zipped down 112th Road near Jamaica Ave. in Queens Village, cops said.
The sedan sped out of control before colliding with a white van parked on the street, knocking the van onto the sidewalk.
EMS rushed three men and three women found in the obliterated Honda to Jamaica Hospital and NY-Presbyterian Queens.
A woman sitting in the front passenger seat died of her injuries at Jamaica Hospital, officials said. Her name was not immediately disclosed as cops track down family members.
The other occupants are expected to survive. Cops took the 23-year-old man driving the Honda into custody. No charges were immediately filed.
Around the same time in the Bronx, a silver Infiniti T-boned an 18-wheeler truck rolling east along Moneda Ave. and Oak Point Blvd. in Hunts Point.
Cops responding to the 4:15 a.m. crash found two men in the crushed Infiniti, most of its roof sheared off by the tractor trailer’s undercarriage.
Two men, 19 and 20, were found in the crumpled front seat, where the younger victim suffering from extensive injuries.
EMS rushed both victims to an area hospital where the older man died. The younger man, who was driving, was taken into custody, but no charges were immediately filed.
The 38-year-old man driving the tractor trailer was not injured in the crash, cops said.
Police were investigating both incidents.