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106th Precinct
Howard Beach
Crash Kills One

An 18-year-old man was killed when the car he was riding in along Cross Bay Boulevard collided with another car then struck a telephone pole.
The accident occurred at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 at the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard and 160th Avenue in Howard Beach. Police say the 19-year-old man who was driving the 1994 Honda Civic was attempting to change lanes when he collided with a 2004 Toyota Camry driven by a 24-year-old man. The Honda then crashed into a telephone pole, killing the passenger.
The identities of the victim and drivers have not been released, and no charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) said the intersection is not considered dangerous. In the last five years, only six accidents have been reported, said DOT spokesperson Craig Chin. None have been fatal.

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