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An apparent heart attack caused a 64-year-old truck driver to lose control and crash into several parked cars on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Auburndale Monday morning, according to police.

The NYPD said Frederick Harris of Westminster, Maryland, was behind the wheel of a box truck traveling northbound on Francis Lewis Boulevard near 49th Avenue at about 6:38 a.m. when he was stricken.

Reportedly, the vehicle veered to the left and across the concrete median into the boulevard’s southbound lanes before slamming into three parked vehicles.

Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to the scene along with EMS units, who pronounced Harris dead at the location.

A preliminary investigation concluded that Harris suffered an apparent heart attack, a law enforcement source said. The body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

No other injuries were reported and an investigation is ongoing.


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