Car plunges from Henry Hudson Parkway, 2 dead, says NYPD

Two people were dead after a car plunged from the Henry Hudson Parkway early Monday morning, according to the NYPD.

At about 1:45 a.m., the car went over the barrier at W. 178th St. near the Little Red Lighthouse in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

The vehicle landed on the Amtrak train tracks below and burst into flames.

A 39-year-old man died at the scene. After the fire was extinguished, human remains were found inside the car, added police.

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An investigation was underway.

Traffic was diverted at the southbound Parkway. Delays were extensive along the Henry Hudson Bridge for the morning commute.