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Three killed after ‘speeding’ driver loses control of ‘souped-up sedan’ and crashes into NYC creek

Three killed after ‘speeding’ driver loses control of ‘souped-up sedan,’ crashes over skateboard ramp and flies 20 feet through the air before landing in NYC creek

  • The tragic accident unfolded around 4:45am Saturday morning on Borden Avenue right underneath the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City
  • A witness said they saw the ‘souped-up black sedan with a modified exhaust’ speeding along the dead-end street, before the driver lost control 
  • The car veered sideways over the concrete ramp, soared over the fence and flew another 20 feet out before landing in Newtown Creek
  • Police divers dragged three men from the water and rushed them to hospital but they were all pronounced dead
  • The victims are a 30-year-old male, 25-year-old male and an unidentified male  

A modified sedan whose driver is said to have been speeding plowed into a skateboard ramp and flew 20 feet through the air before landing in a creek, killing all three men inside.  

The tragic accident unfolded around 4:45 am Saturday morning on Borden Avenue right underneath the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City. 

A witness told the New York Post they saw the ‘souped-up black sedan with a modified exhaust’ was speeding along the dead-end street, before the driver lost control of the vehicle.

They said the car veered sideways over the concrete ramp, soared over the fence and flew another 20 feet out before landing in Newtown Creek. 

Police divers dragged three men from the water and rushed them to hospital but they were all pronounced dead.

The victims are a 30-year-old male, 25-year-old male and a third male who has not been identified. 

Three men have been killed in a horror car crash in New York City after their ‘speeding’ car reportedly plowed into a skateboarding ramp, cleared a 15 feet fence and plunged into a creek. Pictured the scene

Divers on the scene of the tragic accident which unfolded around 4:45 am Saturday morning on Borden Avenue right underneath the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City

Divers on the scene of the tragic accident which unfolded around 4:45 am Saturday morning on Borden Avenue right underneath the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City

Divers are seen dragging three men from the water. They were rushed to hospital but were all pronounced dead. The victims are a 30-year-old male, 25-year-old male and an unidentified male

Divers are seen dragging three men from the water. They were rushed to hospital but were all pronounced dead. The victims are a 30-year-old male, 25-year-old male and an unidentified male

Police responded to a 911 call at 4:46 am from a caller reporting they had seen a vehicle plunge into the creek.

FDNY divers searched the water and discovered the submerged 2016 black Honda Civic with the three men inside.   

They were pulled out of the creek unconscious and unresponsive, said police. 

FDNY Deputy Chief Fred Mallett told NBC New York the emergency crews were on the scene in about five minutes, had divers in the water within 10 minutes and had pulled two of the men from the water in another 10 minutes.  

The 30-year-old man was taken to Cornell Hospital and the other two men to Mount Sinai, Queens. 

All three were pronounced dead at hospital.  

NYPD spokesman Detective Hubert Reyes told DailyMail.com their identities will be released once the families have been notified. 

A witness told the New York Post they saw the 'souped-up black sedan with a modified exhaust' speeding along the dead-end street, before the driver lost control of the vehicle

A witness told the New York Post they saw the ‘souped-up black sedan with a modified exhaust’ speeding along the dead-end street, before the driver lost control of the vehicle

They said the car veered sideways over the concrete ramp (seen above), soared over the fence and flew another 20 feet out before landing in Newtown Creek

They said the car veered sideways over the concrete ramp (seen above), soared over the fence and flew another 20 feet out before landing in Newtown Creek

The car was still submerged in the creek Saturday afternoon as law enforcement teams work to pull the wreckage from the water.  

Reyes said it was not clear what caused the accident or whether speed was a factor. The investigation is still ongoing. 

Mallett the car appeared to be ‘flying down’ the road before it crashed into the ramp.  

‘Looks like a car was flying down, hit a ramp at the end of the street, went into the water,’ Mallett said.

The witness told The Post they saw the car ‘speeding’ before it ‘dropped gear’ and attempted to make a right turn.

At this point the car went ‘sideways’ over the ramp and into the creek. 

The witness said they would often see drag racers in the area. 

NYPD spokesman Detective Hubert Reyes told DailyMail.com the victims' identities will be released once the families have been notified

NYPD spokesman Detective Hubert Reyes told DailyMail.com the victims’ identities will be released once the families have been notified

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