3 Dead, 3 Injured in Brooklyn Car Crash

Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 9:13 AM EDT
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3 Dead, 3 Injured in Brooklyn Car Crash

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Three people are dead after an early morning car wreck in Brooklyn.

Police say an Acura with four occupants ran a red light and collided with a Toyota carrying two people at the intersection of Avenue U and East Fifth Street at about 2 a.m. Saturday in Gravesend.

The collision was so forceful, several other parked vehicles including a city bus were damaged.

Police say two men and a woman died at the scene. Three more people were taken to Lutheran Hospital, including one in critical condition.

Two of the victims have been identified as 26-year-old Andre Capers-Jones, of Brooklyn, and 24-year-old Leonora Lavaud, also of Brooklyn. The identity of the third victim has not been released pending family notification.

It was not clear if drugs or alcohol played any role in the crash. An investigation of the accident is ongoing, police said.

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