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Person Dies in Fiery Car Crash in Long Island City: FDNY

(Citizen App)

Dec. 5, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A person is dead after a car erupted into flames following a crash in Long Island City this morning,  according to the FDNY and the NYPD.

The FDNY received a call at around 10:15 a.m. that a car had crashed near Skillman Avenue and Queens Boulevard and caught fire.

Arriving police officers found an unconscious and unresponsive man inside a 2002 Mercedes Benz, according to the NYPD.

EMS responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said. The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time.

A preliminary investigation found that the Mercedes Benz crashed into the back of a 2016 Hino flatbed truck that was stopped at a red light, heading eastbound on Queens Boulevard. The car collided with the flatbed and caught fire, police said.

In video footage from a highrise building posted to the Citizen app, smoke can be seen billowing from the street below.

The 53-year-old truck driver remained at the scene, cops said. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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