Driver Killed in High-Speed Car Crash, Fire

The driver was exiting the Van Wyck Expressway overnight Saturday.

Sunday, Nov 13, 2011  |  Updated 7:33 PM EDT
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Driver Killed in High-Speed Car Crash, Fire

NBC New York

Scene of the fiery fatal crash in Jamaica, Queens Sunday

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A vehicle speeding on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens crashed into a tree early Sunday morning, bursting into flames and killing the driver, police say.

Police were called to the scene at 91st Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway State Road West in Jamaica at about 3:30 a.m., according to police. Emergency responders found the BMW sedan in a tree and on fire, police say. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told police the driver was traveling southbound on the Van Wyck at a high rate of speed, and the driver lost control of the vehicle while exiting the expressway and crashed into a tree.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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