Three dead in Queens after wrong-way crash on Grand Central Parkway

Photo by Robert Stridiron

Two men and a woman died in a head-on, two-car collision on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens early Saturday morning.

The crash was apparently caused by a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the parkway’s westbound lanes, according to authorities.

Police said that two sedans — a black 2011 Honda Accord and a grey 2010 Hyundai — collided at about 6 a.m. on Jan. 25 near Exit 24 (Little Neck Parkway) on the Douglaston/Glen Oaks border. An investigation determined that the driver of the Honda entered the westbound lanes of the Parkway at Exit 24 against traffic and collided with the Hyundai, which was traveling westbound.

Officers arrived at the scene and found the unidentified male driver of the Honda, along with 36-year-old front-seat passenger Sayquan R. Hallums, unconscious in the vehicle after the crash. Additionally, the officers discovered the 26-year-old male driver of the Hyundai, along with 26-year-old front-seat passenger Megan Ann Smith, unconscious inside the vehicle.

EMS arrived and transported the Hallums, Smith and the driver of the Honda to North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

— Additional reporting by Robert Pozarycki.