BMW Goes Airborne After High-Speed NYC Highway Wreck; 2 Die as 4 Cars Catch Fire

NBC Universal, Inc.

Two people died in a violent, high-speed crash on the Bruckner Expressway when an out-of-control BMW smashed into two light poles and hit a divider, which sent the car airborne, authorities say. The BMW broke apart after hitting the wall -- and pieces of it hit struck two vehicles in the northbound lanes of the highway.

Another two vehicles were hit by the obliterated BMW when it fell back down to the road, police said. The BMW, along with three of the other impacted cars, burst into flames after the wild crash near exit 7C, Country Club Road, before midnight.

The two people in the BMW were pronounced dead at the scene; no other details on them were immediately available. Those in the three other cars that caught fire escaped with minor injuries, officials said.

The Bruckner northbound was briefly closed as police worked to clear the wreckage. No arrests have been made. Police say their investigation is ongoing.

Copyright NBC New York
Contact Us