A truck driver is dead after a horrible accident last night on the BQE by the Metropolitan Avenue exit in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, William Gardner, Jr. was driving a tractor trailer eastbound on the expressway when he rear-ended another tractor trailer around 11:20 p.m. Gardner, Jr., a 50-year-old resident of New Hope, PA, was ejected from the passenger side window after his truck rammed into a wall on the right side shoulder under under the Broadway overpass.

Gardner, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other truck, an unidentified 51-year-old man, hit a median but did not sustain any serious injuries. The NYPD says there is no criminality expected but the investigation is ongoing.

The accident turned part of the BQE into a parking lot for hours last night, but of course Twitter was there for them:

(Courtesy @NYScanner)