Driver Going Wrong Way On The FDR Drive Causes Crash, Two Die
A 26-year-old driver going the wrong-way on the FDR Drive was responsible for a crash that left two dead, Eyewitness News reported. The driver, in a Nissan Maxima, hit a Dodge Caravan driven by a 53-year-old man. The Caravan was going southbound -- the correct direction -- when the Nissan, coming northbound, hit. Both drivers were killed.
A Mazda driven by a 22-year-old woman hit the Caravan from behind. The woman and her passenger were taken to the hospital.
DCPI told us that the accident occurred at approximately 2:52 a.m. and the investigation is ongoing.
We will update if you hear more.
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This isn't the only recent accident to occur on that roadway. On Jan. 31, in another early morning crash, a driver hit three cars, killing one person, before escaping from the scene.
Update: 3:46 p.m. The deaths we were reported here, were by far not the only ones in the city in the past 24-hours. In 12 hours, seven people were killed in the city between last night and this morning. Gothamist has a round-up.
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