Ozone Park resident killed in motor vehicle accident: NYPD

JAMAICA—A driver died Sunday night after his car flipped and struck a tree in Jamaica, the NYPD said.

At about 6:28 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident in front of 159-07 North Conduit Ave., according to the police.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, Troy Smith, 41, of Ozone Park, was traveling westbound in a 2010 Hyundai sedan on the North Conduit in the right center lane at an unsafe speed, police said.

The car veered right and struck the right hand side curb and mounted the sidewalk and the car began to slide sideways and struck a tree and came to rest on its left side, officials said.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Smith unconscious and unresponsive, they said. EMS also responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene at 6:43 p.m.

The investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing, according to a police spokesman.

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