Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said.
A driver of a 2014 Chevy Camaro lost control while traveling in the westbound service lane of Queens Boulevard near Van Loon Street, in Elmhurst, just before 7:30 a.m., authorities said. A yellow sports car driven by a 22-year old man crashed into a telephone booth, a light post and two parked cars before jumping a curb where it stuck a 59-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, according to the NYPD. The 59-year-old, Man Chit Chen, was pronounced dead at the scene and 41-year old Mu Wang Lin was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Camaro was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries where he was taken into custody, police said
A spokesman for the NYPD said Wednesday night the driver had not been charged.
The Queens Boulevard westbound service road was closed to traffic for several hours. The 2014 Camaro was still on the scene several hours later with the front end demolished. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-260-4538.
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