Officer Bianca Bennett, 27, of Queens, was killed after her car struck a traffic circle and flipped in Pelham Bay, officials said. The vehicle ran off the roadway at City Island Road and Park Drive, flipping several times before catching fire, officials said.
Bennett was a passenger in a red Dodge Durango driven by Sgt. Randolph Price, 32, who was critically injured in the crash, officials said.
Price was pulled from the car by two other off-duty police officers who were unaware that the victims were fellow officers. Price was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in critical condition with leg trauma and burns, officials said.
The officers were unable to save Bennett’s life. She was severely burned and pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers were taken to Jacobi Medical Center where they were treated for smoke inhalation and minor injuries, officials said.
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Source: ABC New York