NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say three people have died and one person is in critical condition after an accident on the Grand Central Parkway.

Officials say the call came in around 5:30 a.m. and took place near the Cross Island Parkway.

Three people were killed in a wrong-way crash on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens on Jan. 25, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

Police say the driver of a black Honda Accord was going the wrong way, traveling westbound on the Grand Central Parkway, CBS2’s Christina Fan reports. A 26-year-old man was driving and 36-year-old Sayquan Hallums, of Schenectady, was in the front seat.

As the driver approached the Cross Island Parkway exit in Queens, he collided head-on with a gray Hyundai sedan. A 26-year-old man was driving the Hyundai and 26-year-old Megan Ann Smith, of Queens, was in the front seat.

Both vehicles suffered extensive front-end damage and their windshields were shattered.

Hallums, Smith and the driver of the Honda were taken to North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, where all three were pronounced dead.

The driver of the Honda has not yet been identified.

The driver of the Hyundai survived and was last reported to be in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police are still investigating why the driver of the Honda was going the wrong way.


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