NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was killed and several others were injured in an early-morning crash in Queens on Sunday, police said.
According to police, a 2004 Audi A6 crashed into a Honda Civic at the intersection of 120th Street and Linden Boulevard in South Ozone Park at around 4:23 a.m.
CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported one car flipped onto a thick concrete wall, which stopped it from crashing into a house.
Desary Leroy, 23, a passenger in the Audi was taken to Jamaica Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival, police said. The 25-year-old driver of the Audi was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition.
Three other passengers were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.
Police said seven people, all of them in their 20s, were crammed inside the Audi.
Witnesses told police Leroy had been sitting on another passenger’s lap at the time of the crash.
“Everyone else was conscious, except the girl they pulled out from under the car,” Amir Samsair said.
Ray Mouton, 53, the driver of the Honda, was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, police said. She is currently facing charges for aggravated driving and driving without a license, police said.
Police are in the process of determining rates of speed and whether the driver of the car full of young people may have ignored a stop sign.
Neighbors want more stop lights along Linden Boulevard after a series of crashes within a few blocks.
“I think three now,” Jim Hanners said, adding they all came within the past six years.
Police went door-to-door looking for home security camera footage to help the investigation, but it’s unclear if any has been found that clearly shows the deadly collision.
An investigation is ongoing.