NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Orange County woman is dead and a teenage girl is in critical condition after a violent crash on the Major Deegan Expressway Saturday morning.
Police say a Ford Econoline slammed into the back of a truck on the southbound side of the Deegan near Brooke Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx just before 7 a.m.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Mayor De Blasio Says NYC Is On Track To Vaccinate Half A Million New Yorkers Per Week
EMS responded and pronounced the woman behind the wheel of the van, identified as 30-year-old Jennifer Parisella of Middletown, dead at the scene.
Three other passengers were inside the van, including a 14-year-old girl who was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in critical condition.READ MORE: NYPD: Good Samaritan Killed, 3 Hurt In Stabbing Linked To Illegal Brooklyn Gambling Den
A 28-year-old man and 12-year-old boy were also in the wreck and were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.
Authorities say the 42-year-old driver of the Volvo Tractor the van struck from behind stayed at the scene and was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.MORE NEWS: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review
Police have not made any arrests however, the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating what led to the deadly crash.