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An off-duty New York City officer was killed and a member of the FDNY, was one of the two seriously injured when their car crashed into a median while speeding on the highway early Saturday morning, police said.
The NYPD officers, and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call at about 2:38 a.m. in a single-vehicle collision on the north side of the FDR, in the area East of 23rd St. with a black, 2016 Lexus sedan.
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Once at the scene, police found three injured parties, including the male driver, 25, who was found in the car, “unconscious and unresponsive” with a “serious head injury.”
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He was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is considered to be an off-duty NYPD officer, the New York Post reported, citing law enforcement.
Images from the scene showed the car wrapped around a beam in the middle split in the roof is torn off.
Two other people, a 25-year-old man and a woman, were found outside the vehicle on the southern lane to be in after being ejected due to the impact of the crash.
An FDNY spokesman confirmed to Fox News on Saturday that the male passenger was a member of the department. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition with injuries to his leg and torso, but it appears to be stable.
The female passenger was also transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was stated to be stable. An NYPD spokesman, said in an e-mail informing me that her right foot was cut off in the event of an accident.
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The researchers said that the car was traveling at an “apparent high-speed at the time of the accident.
Officials have not released the victim’s identity.