News: Passenger in BMW killed in chain-reaction crash in East Flatbush


EAST FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN, NY – Police said a passenger died after the car he was riding in was involved in a five-vehicle crash in Brooklyn Monday night, the New York Post reports.

The 23-year-old victim was in a BMW that was going north on Utica Avenue near Farragut Road in East Flatbush. Police said the vehicle was traveling in a designated bus lane at a high rate of speed at about 7:30 p.m. when it struck a BMW X5 SUV trying to turn onto Farragut Road.

The impact sent the first BMW into a light pole and then into the back of a parked Mercedes-Benz SUV. The Mercedes then hit a parked Honda CRV SUV, and that vehicle slammed into a parked BMW MR sedan.

The passenger in the speeding BMW was pronounced dead after being taken to Brookdale University Medical Center. The 24-year-old driver of the vehicle was listed in critical condition at the Kings County Hospital Center. Two men who were in the BMW SUV and a man who was sitting in the parked BMW sedan were not injured. No one was inside the other parked vehicles.

The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the crash.

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