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Woman Dead After Driving Into Commercial Building in Long Island City

The crash site at 11th Street and 44th Avenue (Photo: Citizen App)

Oct. 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A Brooklyn woman died in a fiery crash late Thursday night after she slammed her car into a building in Long Island City.

Beverlee Jackson, 58, was speeding in her 2017 Honda CRV on 11th Street when she drove through the intersection at 44th Drive, mounted the curb and struck the side of a building at 11-05 44th Dr., police said.

Jackson was ejected from the vehicle upon impact as her car rotated and partially pinned her underneath. The CRV then became engulfed in flames, police said.

Officers received a 911 call about the crash around 11:50 p.m. and found Jackson, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the ground outside the CRV, with severe body trauma.

EMS responded and pronounced Jackson, of East Flatbush, dead at the scene.

The fire did not spread to the building which houses Cosmos Communications, a printing and signage company.

One Dead After Car Crashed Into Building, Caught Fire @CitizenApp

44th Dr & 11th St 12:01:05 AM EDT

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late at night (minimal traffic), speeding (unnecessary), ejected from vehicle (no seatbelt). unfortunately, seems the deceased was under the influence (alcohol or something else).

ive driven through that same exact intersection plenty of times. no more dangerous than any other intersection in lic. it has a slight kink in the road. thats all.

a much more ‘dangerous’ area is the jackson ave/49th ave/11th st/pulaski bridge junction/interchange. way more activity coming from multiple directions happening there.


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