Two individuals were killed and two others were wounded in a three-car collision on the Cross Bronx Expressway over the weekend. Despite the accident’s death, no injuries were recorded among the passengers of the other two cars involved.
At 11:50 p.m. on February 25, officers from the 43rd Precinct responded to a 911 call reporting a car accident on the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway near Rosedale Avenue. According to preliminary findings, a 2001 gray Mitsubishi Montero Sport with four people was traveling westbound in the right lane on the Cross Bronx Expressway when a 2015 black Freightliner Utility Flatbed truck was parked off the right shoulder while aiding a stalled tractor trailer.
In an attempt to avoid hitting the flatbed, the Mitsubishi collided with a 2013 Brown Lincoln MKX in the center lane, forcing the Mitsubishi to re-enter the right lane and collide with the flatbed.
EMS transported the 33-year-old female driver to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was declared dead. The front seat passenger, 47-year-old Stephen Williams of Jackson Avenue, was declared dead at the scene.
EMS also took two back seat passengers, a 15-year-old girl and a 32-year-old woman, in stable condition to Jacobi and St. Barnabas hospitals, respectively.
The Collision Investigation Squad of the NYPD Highway District is still looking into the incident.