1 Dead in Fiery Multi-Car Manhattan Wreck Saturday Morning - NBC New York

1 Dead in Fiery Multi-Car Manhattan Wreck Saturday Morning

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    1 Dead in Fiery Multi-Car Wreck in Lower Manhattan

    A four-car collision in Manhattan early Saturday morning left a woman dead and one car ablaze, police and fire officials said. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A four-car collision in Manhattan early Saturday morning left a woman dead and one car ablaze, police and fire officials said

    • Witnesses told police a man driving a black Audi was swerving in and out of traffic at a high speed when he hit a Honda CRV

    • The Honda overturned and caught fire, and the woman inside was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police

    A four-car collision in Manhattan early Saturday morning left a woman dead and one car ablaze, police and fire officials said.

    The wreck happened in the vicinity of Laight Street and West Street, near the Holland Tunnel, just before 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Video from the scene shows a trail of debris almost a block long and severe damage to multiple vehicles including an SUV and a sedan. 

    Police say a 37-year-old man lost control of his Audi while driving northbound and fast on West Street, a major roadway along the Hudson River.

    The Audi hit a Honda, which flipped over and caught fire. Its driver, a woman, was killed.

    Witnesses told police the driver was swerving in and out of traffic at a high speed when he hit the victim's car.

    Police say the Audi then hit two other cars. The driver and two other people were injured and taken to hospitals.

    According to police, the Audi driver tried to flee with his dog, a Rottweiler. The man is in custody.

    The dog is with animal control authorities.

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