Mercedes Rolls, Bursts Into Flames on Major Deegan Expressway, Killing Driver: NYPD - NBC New York

Mercedes Rolls, Bursts Into Flames on Major Deegan Expressway, Killing Driver: NYPD

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    Deadly Crash on Major Deegan Expressway: Police

    A Mercedes and Lincoln crashed early Saturday on the Major Deegan Expressway, killing the driver of the Mercedes, police said.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

    Two cars crashed overnight on the Major Deegan Expressway, causing a Mercedes to roll over, strike a pole and burst into flames, killing the driver, police said.

    William Santana, 47, of the Bronx, died at the scene, police said. 

    The Mercedes and a Lincoln were both driving southbound on the Deegan when they crashed at 3:15 a.m. Saturday just before the George Washington Bridge/Cross Bronx Interchange, police said. 

    The Mercedes sideswiped the Lincoln, then rolled over, struck a pole and burst into flames, police said. 

    The 52-year-old driver of the Lincoln stayed at the scene. No one has been arrested. 

    It's not clear what caused the accident. 


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