Woman dies after crashing into back of parked tractor-trailer in Queens

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QUEENS, NEW YORK, NY – A woman was killed when her vehicle was involved in a collision with a parked tractor-trailer in Queens, the Daily News reports.

Driver killed in collision with truck in Queens

(Photo from the Daily News)

The accident occurred early Tuesday morning on the Clearview Expressway in Queens Village at about 3 a.m. According to the NYPD, 33-year-old Evelissa Santos Paulino was driving a Honda Accord south on the highway when she lost control between Union Turnpike and Hillside Avenue and crashed into the back of the 18-wheeler, which was unoccupied.

The impact caused the car to go up in flames and Paulino was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a resident of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn and the mother of a 9-year-old girl.  A relative said she was heading home from visiting family in the Bronx at the time.

The NYPD Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that Paulino was driving at a high rate of speed when the incident occurred, according to Qns.com.

The southbound lanes of the Clearview Expressway were shut down for the crash investigation.  Police said the driver of the truck was not injured and was not facing any charges.

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