BRONX, NY – A driver in the Bronx struck a pedestrian and crashed into a concrete wall early Thursday morning. Both the driver and the pedestrian were killed in the accident.
Police officers arrived at the scene at 1:35 a.m. on June 11. Fox 5 reports that the incident occurred near the exit ramp of the Bronx River Parkway at East Gun Hill Road.
A man in a 2019 Dodge Challenger lost control of his car as he was exiting the parkway. The Dodge crashed into a pedestrian, hit a concrete wall, and burst into flames. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers discovered the pedestrian lying in the street near the crashed car. They reported that the pedestrian had sustained severe injuries in the collision, and rushed him to Jacobi Hospital for treatment. He died shortly after arrival.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident. Initial reports indicate that the Dodge was speeding on the parkway as it entered the exit ramp.
Police have not released any identifying information about the two victims at this time.
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