A Daily News newspaper delivery truck driver died this morning after crashing into a green taxi in Williamsburg, at Nostrand and Flushing Avenues.

According to police, the collision occurred at around 5:49 a.m. The Daily News truck, driven by a 24-year-old man with a 58-year-old male passenger, was traveling southbound on Nostrand, towards Flushing. At the same time, the green outer-borough taxi, driven by a 26-year-old man, was traveling eastbound on Flushing towards Nostrand.


WABC 7 reports the two vehicles "were involved in a 'T-bone" collision at that intersection." The Daily News truck overturned, and the driver "may have been ejected from the vehicle."

According to NBC New York, "Dash cam video taken from a car not involved in the accident shows the Daily News truck approach the intersection at a yellow light before it collides with the taxi, which comes from the right... Delivery truck drivers often don't wear seat belts as they're continuously hopping in and out of their trucks."

Police say the truck driver, identified as Jonathan Long, suffered body trauma and was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The truck's passenger was taken to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition while the green taxi driver was treated at the scene.

The NYPD investigation is ongoing.