A driver and his passenger were killed when the car they were riding in struck a guardrail, went airborne and burst into flames off Laurelton Parkway in Queens, officials said.
The passenger, who was only identified as a female co-worker of the driver, was riding in the passenger seat of the 2007 Infiniti G35 at the time of the incident. Emergency responders found the woman badly burned in the front passenger seat of the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver, Roy Webb, 27, was taken to Jamaica Hospital and was initially expected to survive, however, he died two days later at the hospital. His girlfriend, Caroline Walker, 24, told reporters on Monday that he suffered a broken neck and did not survive a second surgery.
The car accident happened at around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday. Webb was driving his female co-worker home. They were traveling southbound on Laurelton Parkway, near 130th Avenue, when he lost control of his car and hit the guardrail. The car went airborne upon impact, slammed into a tree stump and burst into flames, officials said.
Officials were trying to determine the cause of the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver.
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