Police say that a driver who was killed in a car accident Queens early this morning had been fleeing the scene of a minor hit-and-run in Brooklyn. The 24-year-old man driving a 2010 Toyota was involved in a minor vehicle accident at Crescent Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn around 3 a.m. He fled east on Atlantic and hit several parked cars at 88th Street in Woodhaven, including a livery cab which caused the Toyota to overturn. “I was inside, I heard a loud crash,” witness Andres Mondillano told the News. “It was a big, loud crash when he first hit and then another loud bang, I thought the car was coming through my window.”

The driver was ejected from the vehicle, and found unconscious and unresponsive by police; he was pronounced dead on the scene. A female passenger in the Toyota had minor injuries; two other people were more seriously injured during the incident. The investigation is ongoing, but CBS adds that the Toyota driver may have been chased into Queens by the driver he hit in Brooklyn.

The News says police suspect the driver may have been drinking. Locals added that he may have been racing, since Atlantic Avenue is a popular spot for it: “There’s always cars racing and motorcycles doing wheelies,” said Willie Fodera, owner of a nearby stereo store. “I hear the cars go by and gee — it’s crazy.”