South Ozone Park man killed on Belt Parkway after losing control of car: NYPD

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A South Ozone Park man was killed in a single-car crash near JFK Airport on the Belt Parkway Monday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica responded to a 911 call regarding a vehicle collision at the Belt Parkway and the Van Wyck Expressway just before 2 a.m. on Nov. 7, where they found the driver unconscious and unresponsive inside a 1999 Toyota Corolla.

EMS responded to the scene and transported 46-year-old Martin Garfield of Rosita Place to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that Garfield was traveling westbound on the Belt Parkway to the northbound ramp of the Van Wyck Expressway, when he failed to navigate the roadway and struck a Jersey barrier at the location.

There were no other vehicles or individuals affected or injured in the collision, police said.

The investigation remains ongoing.