Friday, June 5, 2009

Man, 22, Killed in High-Speed Car Wreck - WPIX

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A 22-year-old man is dead after he and two of friends crashed their vehicle into a pillar early Wednesday morning in Rego Park.

According to authorities, the three men were caught swiping rims from a parked car at the corner of 59th Road and 68th St. before 2 a.m. The trio then made a run for it, jumping into what police believe was a stolen black Lincoln Town Car, and raced from the scene.

The getaway vehicle reportedly reached speeds of up to 105 mph eastbound on Eliot Avenue. Cops say when it attempted to make a turn onto Woodhaven Blvd, it crashed into a Long Island Railroad support pillar.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene while the two others are said to be seriously injured at Elmhurst Hospital.

Unconfirmed reports state that the ages of these two teens are 14 and 16.