Two off-duty Corrections officers are dead and an off-duty NYPD officer for the 90 Precinct is in critical condition after a car collision in East Flatbush. According to the NYPD, the 23-year-old male police officer was traveling south on Kings Highway in a 2006 Ford Explorer while the two corrections officers, both women ages 43 and 31, were heading northbound in a 2004 Nissan Murano. At around 4:45 a.m. the driver of the Murano lost control between Snyder and Church Avenues, "crossed multiple lanes of traffic," and struck the Explorer's passenger side door.
Both the women were pronounced DOA, while the 23-year-old man is in critical but stable condition at Kings County Hospital. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and declined to identify the victims pending family notification, but the Post's police sources identified the two killed as being Corrections officers and the surviving victim as an NYPD officer. The Daily News' sources say that the driver of the Explorer was not intoxicated, but investigators declined to comment on whether or not the driver of the Morano was under the influence. Investigators were scene taking photos of a Four Loko can at the scene.
In related news, a 69-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian with his car on the LIE near the Littleneck Expressway in Queens. Christian Ludlow was charged with DWI and manslaughter after police say he hit 22-year-old Jordan Savvides at around 4:22 a.m. on Saturday.