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3 killed in fiery Queens crash: police

3 killed in Queens crash
Posted at 4:54 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 06:19:52-04

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — Three people are dead after a major crash on a Queens highway early Tuesday, according to the NYPD.

Police said the deadly incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. on North Conduit Avenue, near 122nd Street, in the South Ozone Park neighborhood.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said a Nissan Altima flipped over a guard rail and then hit a tree before catching on fire.

The FDNY arrived on the scene and extinguished the flames.

Two women and a man were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The identities of the victims were not immediately released by police.

Cops said a fourth victim, a 24-year-old man, was rushed to a nearby hospital. There was no immediate information on their condition.

It was immediately unclear if there were any road closures due to the crash or the subsequent investigation.

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