Driver Goes Into Cardiac Arrest, Crashes Into Parked Cars in Queens, Dies

A box truck driver went into cardiac arrest as he was driving in Queens Monday morning, crossed over a median and hit several parked cars before his vehicle stopped, authorities say.

The 64-year-old driver, Frederick Harris of Westminster, Maryland, was pronounced dead after the wreck on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Bayside at about 6:40 a.m., officials say.

He was found unresponsive in his vehicle.

Neighbor Pilar Ziuliani heard the crash and found her car practically flattened in the crash.

"We all ran outside to see what was happening and then we see the truck," she said. 

The company Harris worked for said he was en route to deliver home and garden supplies when he crashed, and called the accident a tragedy. 

No other injuries were reported.

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