Speeding driver killed after striking, killing pedestrian in the Bronx, cops say

A speeding driver was killed after striking and killing a pedestrian in the Bronx.

The NYPD says a man driving a 2019 Dodge Challenger lost control of the vehicle as he was exiting the off-ramp at the Bronx River Parkway and East Gun Hill Road. The driver struck a pedestrian before careening into a concrete wall. The car then burst into flames.

Police responding to a 911 call about the incident at about 1:35 a.m. on Thursday found the pedestrian with severe injuries lying near the vehicle. He was rushed to Jacobi Hospital where he died.  The driver died at the scene.

Investigators say the driver was traveling northbound on the parkway at a high rate of speed when he entered the ramp.  An investigation into the deadly incident is ongoing.

The names of the victims were not immediately available.


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