1010 AM WINS All News All The Time reported recently that police are investigating a fatal crash on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that took place in the early morning hours of Friday, January 22 in which one of the drivers is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
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According to local law enforcement and response organizations, the incident occurred on Friday, January 22, 2021, between 12:35 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (also known as Interstate 278.) A woman 23 years of age was traveling east on the BQE in a red two-door Toyota Scion with two passengers, a man 22 years of age in the front passenger seat and a man 33 years of age in the rear seat. For unknown reasons still under investigation, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a traffic barrier near the Flushing Avenue exit.
The front passenger was ejected from the vehicle and found lying in the roadway, and died after being rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
The driver and the other passenger were rushed to Woodhull Hospital but were expected to survive. The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.