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2 Cops Killed in Car Crash



    2 Cops Killed in Car Crash

    Two off-duty city police officers were killed and four women were injured after the car they were riding in hit a guard rail in the Bronx early Sunday morning.

    The 2009 Nissan Altima slammed into a guardrail and overturned near the 233rd St. exit around 6:30 a.m., police said.

    Police identified the dead men as 32-year-old Kim Hoyoung and 25-year-old Edwin Paulino. No other information about them was released.  They worked in the 32nd precinct in Harlem.

    The other four occupants of the car were aaparently ejected and are now in serious but stable condition at Jacobi Hospital. Police didn't release any names, but said they were all women; two are 27 years old, one is 26 years old, and one is 20 years old.

    The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police would not comment on whether tests for drugs or alcohol were being conducted.

    The highway was shut down for hours as investigators responded to the scene and worked to find out what happened.

    Mayor Bloomberg told the NY Post the tragedy was especially difficult on a morning when another NYPD officer — this one on duty — was hit by a motorcycle and seriously injured.

    "It would appear that it's just a tragic accident and two police officers off-duty were killed," said Mayor Bloomberg. "This investigation [is] ongoing. And to come on a day where you saw a police officer get hit by a motorcycle while he was chasing somebody...This just makes it so much worse somehow or other. It's the same day but it's a tragedy and from what we know so far it was just an accident," the newspaper quotes the mayor.