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Man dies in car wreck near Williamsburg Bridge

Posted: 8:35 PM, Jun 11, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-12 01:02:08-04

Williamsburg accident

A man died early Tuesday morning after totaling his car in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a crash at South 5th Street off the Williamsburg Bridge.

The driver, 30-year-old Peter Aguera of Queens, was found unconscious and unresponsive inside of a grey 2010 Nissan Altima.

Paramedics transported Aguera to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigators said Aguera was traveling eastbound on the Williamsburg Bridge at Exit 5 when he lost control of his vehicle, striking a metal barrier, then a tree, before coming to halt.

The deceased’s family has been notified and the investigation is ongoing.