NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 36-year-old off-duty police officer has been killed in a car crash in Queens.
The 10-year veteran and mother of two, identified as Elisa Toro of the Bronx, was driving home from her shift when her car struck a guard rail and then a cement barrier on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The car then overturned and slammed into a vacant store on Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, police said. The storefront on Queens Plaza South has been hit before.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly called the accident a tragedy for the NYPD.
“She was ejected from the car and she was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Kelly.