Car crash near Belt Parkway kills 16-year-old, 18-year-old passengers

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On Sunday, Jan. 29, police responded to a car crash near Belt Parkway and 150 Street, within the confines of the 105th Precinct, that killed a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old passenger. 

At approximately 11:44 p.m., police arrived on the scene and observed a damaged 2011 BMW 328 on the right shoulder on the eastbound Belt Parkway, near 150th Street, according to police. 

The 19-year-old male driver was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition. Police reported that the 16-year-old male passenger, Ronish Kush, of New Hyde Park, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The 18-year-old male passenger, Sukhmani Singh, of Bellrose, was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the vehicle was traveling at a high speed eastbound on the Belt Parkway, when the driver failed to properly navigate the roadway, striking a median. This led the vehicle to overturn, causing the injuries. 

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.