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Two People Died In A Crash That Ripped The Car In Half

Highways and roads in some of the most populous cities in the United States have been emptier than ever in recent memory, thanks to shelter-at-home orders during the pandemic. While this has meant that in many areas, accidents have decreased, one traffic violation has seen a significant uptick: speeding. New York is no exception to this rise in the number of speeders and super speeders. On March 27th alone, automated speeding cameras caught 25,000 drivers speeding and issued citations. This is double the amount from the same day on the month previous. This is especially dangerous as pedestrian and bicycle traffic has increased exponentially as well. 

The New York Post reports that two people are dead after a collision in the Bronx ripped a vehicle in two. 

The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday in front of 523 Bruckner Boulevard. 

The driver of a speeding Mercedes Benz was attempting to change lanes when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then plowed into a support pillar. The force of the impact tore the vehicle in two. 

All three people inside the vehicle were ejected. 

32-year-old Gasper Vallejo was driving at the time of the crash. He and a 22-year-old in the back-passenger seat were killed. A 25-year-old female occupying the front passenger seat suffered from critical injuries. She was rushed to Lincoln Hospital. 

The speed limit on that stretch of the roadway is 30 m.p.h. It was unclear how fast the Mercedes was traveling.

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