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A 56-year-old truck driver died behind the wheel Tuesday morning after reportedly suffering a heart attack causing him to crash into three parked cars, according to authorities.

At about 10:45 a.m. police officers of the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a vehicle collision at 15th Avenue by 117th Street in College Point. Upon arriving, they found the driver of a tractor trailer truck – whose identity was withheld pending family notification – unresponsive and unconscious, police said.

Emergency personnel responded and took the driver to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens where he was pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation determined that the driver was traveling eastbound on 15th Avenue when it struck three unoccupied parked vehicles before coming to a stop, cops said.

According to the NY Post, the driver had suffered a cardiac arrest before swerving the truck into the cars.

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death and the investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

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