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Pelham Bay: Motorist dies after leaving embankment and landing on highway below


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The NYPD says a 30-year-old man died and three others were injured after a driver lost control of his vehicle and left a southbound Bruckner Freeway embankment landing on the northbound lanes below.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at approximately 11:48 p.m., police responded to a 911 call regarding a vehicle collision on the northbound Bruckner Freeway, south of Exit 7C, Country Club Road, Pelham Bay.

“Upon arrival, police observed a 2009 BMW BMW 328 with extensive exterior damage and deployed airbags, and a Toyota Rav4 with front passenger side damage,” an NYPD official said. Three men were removed from the BMW and transported by EMS to Jacobi Medical Center, where the 30-year-old driver was pronounced dead.

The other two occupants of the BMW, a 26-year-old man and a 37-year-old man, are both listed in stable condition with head and body trauma. The 51-year-old driver, sole occupant of the Toyota, suffered minor injuries and was also transported by EMS to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition.

Police said: “A preliminary investigation has determined that the 30-year-old operator [driver] of the BMW [had been] traveling southbound on the Bruckner Expressway when he lost control of the vehicle and left the raised embankment there. This resulted in the vehicle landing in the northbound traffic lanes below, where it collided with the Toyota, which was traveling northbound. The NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.

The deceased has been identified as Alwayne Hylton, 30, of the Wakefield section of the Bronx.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) . The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.