Two men died after their vehicle crashed into a parked box truck on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens early Friday morning. Witnesses said that the victims were speeding as they approached the parked truck.
According to the NYPD, officers responded to the Parkway near 31st Street in Astoria just before 2:45 a.m. on Friday, where they discovered two men unconscious and unresponsive inside a black Hyundai Elantra. Responding EMS declared both men dead on the scene.
A witness told the Daily News that the victims, who have yet to be identified, appeared to be speeding. "I was going about 50 (MPH) and it flew by me," he said of the Elantra. "Looked like it was doing about 90 (MPH) flying off the RFK Bridge and it just ran right into the truck."
A preliminary investigation determined that the victims were driving east on the Parkway when they rear-ended a white box truck parked on the right shoulder of highway, near an overpass at 31st Street.
The driver of the box truck, a 35-year-old man, remained on the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing and no charges have been filed.