DOWNTOWN, BROOKLYN – Two vehicles were involved in a deadly collision in Downtown Brooklyn early Friday morning, according to a report by WABC.
The crash happened in the vicinity of Borough Hall, at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street.
Police said a black Mercedes Benz sedan crashed into a white Honda shortly before 3:30 a.m. The Mercedes caught fire while the Honda ended up on the sidewalk in front of a supermarket.
An 18-year-old woman who was riding in the Honda was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and pronounced dead. The two other occupants of the car, a 32-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, were transported to the same hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. A 24-year-old female passenger in the Mercedes was hospitalized in stable condition.
Police said the driver of the Mercedes, a 25-year-old man, tried to flee the scene on foot but was taken into custody. Charges are pending against the man.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the wreck and said that speed appears to have been a contributing factor.
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