This morning, a man driving a stolen delivery truck crashed into a building at East 75th Street and was thrown from the car. WABC 7 had the wild details:
- Two men stole a pastry truck from the delivery man at East 74th Street and Lexington by yanking him from his seat.
- One man drove the truck, while the other followed in a dark sedan.
- The truck sideswiped a yellow cab at East 74th and Madison. So the cab decided to follow him "to get the license plate."
- At East 75th, the truck tried to make a right turn (probably trying to lose the cab), but lost control and crashed into Baraonda restaurant at 1439 Second Avenue.
The "force of the collision sent the suspect behind the wheel flying out of the truck," and he was pronounced dead at a hospital. No other injuries were reported, though there were people at the restaurant. The building's residents were briefly evacuated at 3AM. The restaurant will be closed for a week for repairs.