4 Killed In 2 Separate Crashes in The Bronx

1010 Wins - July 21, 2020

by KIMBERLY DOLE

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Four people were killed in two separate crashes overnight in the Bronx, officials said.

Two people are dead and six others were injured after a fiery car crash on a Bronx highway, police said.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., a car speeding southbound struck a utility pole on the Bruckner Expressway at the intersection of Bruckner Boulevard and Middletown Road.

The vehicle went into the northbound lane, and struck three other cars and then burst into flames, authorities said.

All cars were mangled and in flames when FDNY arrived.

Earlier that night, two men killed in a Bronx jet ski collision, according to an NYPD spokesman.

Around 8:45 p.m., officials got a call for a water rescue in the Country Club section of the Bronx.

Officials transported the two victims, ages 48 and 22 to a local hospital in critical condition.

They where they were later pronounced dead, police said.

Authorities are unclear on how what caused the jet skis to collide.

An investigation remains ongoing.