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South Ozone Park crashes kills 1, injures 7 – QNS.com

South Ozone Park crashes kills 1, injures 7

23 year-old Desray Leroy died following a car collision in South Ozone Park
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By Gina Martinez

A car packed with 20-somethings returning home from a party collided with another car in South Ozone Park early Sunday morning, killing one of the partygoers, according to police.

The collision occurred Sept. 11 at 4:23 a.m. at the intersection of 120th Street and Linden Boulevard.

According to police, an Audi A6 with seven passengers collided with a Honda Civic traveling westbound on Linden Boulevard after the Audi skipped a stop sign. Surveillance footage shows the Audi landing on its roof and several passengers slowly climbing out. Desray Leroy, 23, who was sitting on a friend’s lap at the time of the accident, suffered serious head trauma, police said. Officials took her to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.

The driver of the Audi, a 25-year-old male, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition, according to police. Three male passengers ages 20, 22 and 23 were taken to New York Hospital in stable condition and the remaining two passengers, a 24 year-old male and 21-year-old female were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the Honda, 53-year-old Ray Mouton, was taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries. She has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, according to police.

Reach Gina Martinez by e-mail at gmartinez@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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