Driver killed in chain-reaction multi-vehicle crash in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A multi-vehicle crash in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning left one person dead and two others injured.

According to the New York Post, the incident occurred in the area of Grand Street and Manhattan Avenue in the Williamsburg section of the borough. Police said a 30-year-old man was driving a BMW X7 SUV west on Grand Street at about 1:10 a.m. when the right rear tire blew out.  The driver lost control of the vehicle, which entered the eastbound lane and hit a Honda Odyssey. The BMW then crashed into a third vehicle, a Honda Element.

The initial impact sent the Honda Odyssey crashing into a tree. The Odyssey driver, 26-year-old Alexander Ulloa-Toribio, was severely injured and was pronounced dead later at Woodhull Medical Center. amNY reported hat the wreck occurred blocks from where Ulloa-Toribio lived, on Montrose Avenue in East Williamsburg.

The driver of the BMW and a 30-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries and were treated at Bellevue Hospital.

The driver of the Element, a 34-year-old man, declined medical attention.  So far there have been no arrests in the case as the investigation continues by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad.

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