Author: Francis Kelley/Mon, Feb 09, 2015/Categories: Blog

Driver Killed in a Car Crash on Bronx River Parkway, Sunday

Driver Killed – Car Crash on BX River Pkwy

One person was killed on Sunday in a single-car crash on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers.

The accident happened about 11 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 11W near the Cross County Parkway, police told LOHUD. The car, described as a silver four-door sedan, hit the side the concrete overpass and spun around, according to a witness. The car came to rest on top of the metal barrier on the shoulder.

The accident caused 40-minute delays on the Sprain Brook and the center and right southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway were closed for more than five hours after the crash for the cleanup and investigation, according to LOHUD.

Police have not released the name of the driver. No other vehicle was involved. The investigation is ongoing.

In January, two people were killed and one was critically injured in an early morning high-speed crash in the southbound lanes just south of the Cross Bronx Expressway near Watson Avenue in Soundview. A 2006 Mini Cooper slammed into a tree, splitting the car in half and causing it to burst into flames. Police said the driver and the front passenger were ejected and found lying on the ground suffering. Both individuals were taken to the hospital, where one man was pronounced dead and the other was admitted in critical condition. The third victim was discovered in the back of the car, burned beyond recognition, and was pronounced dead at the scene, CBS New York reported.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash. Several witnesses said the car was racing at the time of the accident, according to CBS New York.

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