A young man was pronounced dead on Wednesday night after losing control over his car and crashing on the Cross Island Parkway in Whitestone.
Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the emergency call of a car crashing on the southbound lanes of the parkway between the Utopia Parkway and Clearview Expressway exits at about 11:45 p.m. on June 29.
Paramedics also arrived and found an unconscious and unresponsive 22-year-old Ros Djonbalaj, who was pronounced dead on the scene.
A 20-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries and was transferred to Flushing Hospital in stable condition.
According to police, the 22-year-old driver was speeding in a 2010 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG in the southbound lanes of Cross Island Parkway. He attempted to switch lanes from the center lane to the left lane, striking the driver’s rear side of a 2007 Toyota Sienna.
The Mercedes then veered across three lanes of traffic before colliding with a guardrail on the west side of the roadway, according to authorities. The car then spun across the three lanes of traffic, smashing into a concrete barrier divider, and the driver was ejected from the car.
No arrests have been made. An investigation by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.