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Driver Dead, 2 Others Injured When Car Hits Tree In Brooklyn

Motorist Spun Out Of Control On Ocean Avenue
An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was killed early Sunday when the car he was driving slammed into a tree in Brooklyn.

As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, the driver of a 2001 Lexus was apparently killed instantly when he hit the tree. Police said he was speeding in excess of 60 or 70 mph on Ocean Avenue near Avenue J when he lost control of the vehicle around 2:45 a.m.

The driver — Zahurul Alam, 20 — was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were left in critical condition following the accident, Schuck reported.

The accident happened right in front of the home of Ronald Goldman.

“A huge sound – it sounded like metal on metal, but apparently it wasn’t. It was metal on the tree,” Goldman said. “The amazing thing was that the car – I don’t know how it got there – the car was under the side of the tree, between the benches and the tree instead of between the benches and the road.”

The surviving victims – ages 20 and 23 – were both taken to Lutheran Medical Center.

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