1 Dead, 9 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash in Queens

One person was killed and nine other people were injured, including 7 children, in a three-car crash in Queens on Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD.

A GMC Suburban collided with a Dodge Neon at South Conduit Avenue and 130th Street in South Ozone Park, police said. That forced the Neon in front of a box truck, which crippled the car and pushed it up against a guard rail, police said.

More than a dozen firefighters arrived at the scene and tried to remove someone from the Neon.

Nine people, including seven children, were taken to area hospitals, the NYPD said. The Neon's passenger, 53-year-old Carmen Gonzalez of Greenbush, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The 30-year-old woman driving the Neon was taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

Seven children were headed to school in the Suburban. They were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, police said. The driver of the Suburban was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

Geeta Bisram's two nephews were among the injured. She said one of the boys injured his nose when he was forced against the front seat during the crash. She said the other boy, who was in the front seat, injured his legs.

"They're pretty traumatized," Bisram said.

The driver of the box truck was treated at the scene, according to police.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and that no one has been arrested.

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