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Corona and Elmhurst
Astoria woman dies in
Grand Central Parkway
car crash: NYPD
A 22-year-old woman from Astoria
died in a car crash on the Grand Central
Parkway in Corona on Sunday.
On June 7, around 1:22 p.m., a 21-yearold
man was driving a 2002 Subaru
Impreza eastbound on the Grand Central
Parkway near the 51st Avenue exit at a
high rate of speed when he lost control
of the car and hit the median guardrail,
according to the NYPD.
Aft er running into the guardrail,
a 30-year-old woman driving a 2019
Nissan SUV hit the back of the Subaru,
pushing it further into the guardrail,
according to the police.
Michelle Garcia, 22, was in the passenger
seat of the Subaru and suff ered
severe injuries to her head and body,
Garcia was taken to NewYork-
Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where
she was pronounced dead.
Th e 21-year-old male driver suff ered
a minor arm injury and was taken to
NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in
Th e driver of the Nissan SUV did
not suff er any injuries as a result of the
crash, according to the police.
Th e investigation is ongoing and no
arrests have been made.
Ozone Park, South Ozone Park,
Lindenwood, Howard Beach and
Old Howard Beach
Van crash ejects seven
people on Queens section
of Belt Parkway
Seven people were ejected from the
back of a moving van on the Belt Parkway
in Queens early in the morning of
Tuesday, June 2, critically injuring three
of the occupants — one of whom ended
up in a tree, police say.
Th e crash occurred at about 3:30 a.m.
on June 2, when the Jamaica Moving and
Storage van was traveling eastbound on
the Belt Parkway near 84th Street when it
overturned, breaking open the rear doors
and sending seven people sitting on the
fl oor boards in the rear out onto the highway
and some into the woods.
Police and fi refi ghters rushed to the
scene, where they found the numerous
people injured on the highway and in the
brush surrounding the roadway.
Three of the injured were in critical
condition with most taken to
Jamaica Hospital, though one teenager
was rushed to Long Island Jewish
Hospital with serious trauma injuries.
No other vehicles were involved
in the crash, police from the 106th
Precinct believe at this time. Police
also believe the van was traveling at
high speed, but the crash is still under
investigation by Highway detectives.
Downtown Flushing, East
Flushing, Queensboro Hill,
College Point, Malba,
Whitestone, Beechhurst and
Man found dead in College
Point apartment: NYPD
A man was found dead inside a
College Point apartment building on
Th ursday, June 4.
Police arrived at 1234 120th St.,
around 10:30 a.m. on June 4 to fi nd
a 26-year-old man unconscious and
unresponsive, lying on the fl oor with
an injury to his neck, according to the
EMS arrived at the scene and
transported the man to NewYork-
Presbyterian Queens, where he was pronounced
dead, according to authorities.
Police are investigating the incident as a
No arrests have been made and the
investigation is ongoing. Th e identity
of the man is being withheld pending
proper family notifi cation.
Th e medical examiner will determine
the cause of death.
Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc.
Gayle & Barry Schwartz
P.O Box 780344