1 dead, 1 critically injured after Maserati hits subway pillar in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A fiery car accident in Brooklyn early Saturday morning left the driver dead and a passenger injured, the New York Post reports.

Fatal car accident in Brooklyn

(Photo from New York Post)

The crash occurred in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Rochester Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 3:22 a.m. Police said the driver of a Maserati lost control, jumped a curb and then crashed into a pillar underneath the elevated Long Island Rail Road tracks. The car flipped into the air and burst into flames.

The 35-year-old male driver was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene. His identity has not been released. A passerby helped remove the male passenger, who was taken to Brookdale Hospital and listed in critical but stable condition. The passenger was reported to be a Queens resident.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames.

Police believe that speeding was a contributing factor in the wreck, but the NYPD was continuing its investigation.

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