A 50-year-old truck driver died on Tuesday morning after losing consciousness behind the wheel on the Whitestone Expressway in Flushing and hitting two other vehicles, police said.
The accident occurred at around 7 a.m. on the southbound side of the expressway near Exit 14 (Linden Place).
According to police, the 50-year-old male, whose identity has not yet been released, was driving a 2011 red Ford truck southbound on the Whitestone Expressway when he lost consciousness. The truck side swept a 2013 white Audi sedan operated by a 34-year-old male and then rear-ended a 2007 white Chevy truck being driven by a 51-year-old male.
Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the scene along with paramedics. First responders discovered the 50-year-old truck driver unconscious and unresponsive and the 51-year-old male with neck and back pain.
Both were transported by EMS to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens hospital, where the 50-year-old was pronounced dead and the 51-year-old was listed in stable condition.
The 34-year-old Audi driver was not hospitalized in the incident.
No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.