Earlier this afternoon, a tragic car crash unfolded on the eastbound Bruckner Expressway. A woman in an SUV was killed, while two other vehicles—a postal truck and Tom Brokaw's car—were also involved. Brokaw and his wife were not injured; the condition of the USPS employee is not known. According to MyFoxNY, "Just before the crash, a spool of cable bounced along the far right lane, according to the Brokaws, who were traveling in the far left lane."
The SUV, the right lane, "veered into the middle lane, forcing a mail truck into the far left lane," per the Brokaws' statement, which continued, "As the mail truck careened into the Brokaw lane, Tom hit the brakes hard and skidded along the median. When the mail truck catapulted the median the Brokaw vehicle slid into it."
The postal truck hit a barrier—see the video—while the SUV reportedly flipped over a few times, and the driver was "thrown from her vehicle as it flipped over several times. She landed on the tracks under the Willis Avenue Bridge and was killed, officials said."