Two men killed after car jumps curb in Elmhurst: NYPD

Two men killed after car jumps curb in Elmhurst: NYPD
By Bill Parry

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said.

A driver of a 2014 Chevy Camaro lost control while travelling in the westbound service lane of Queens Boulevard near Van Loon Street, in Elmhurst, just before 7:30 a.m., authorities believe. The 22-year old man allegedly crashed his yellow sports car into a telephone booth, a light post and two parked cars before jumping a curb where he stuck a 59-year-old male and a 41-year-old male, according to the NYPD. A 59-year old man, Man Chit Chen, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 41-year old Mu Wang Lin was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Camaro was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries where he was taken into custody, police said

The Queens Boulevard westbound service road was closed to traffic for several hours. The 2014 Camaro was still on the scene several hours later with the front end demolished. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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