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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Icy Bx. accident turns deadly when pair struck, knocked off overpass

Emergency workers beneath the Cross Bronx Expressway where a woman plummeted to her death and her brother was injured during an icy fender

A young woman was killed and her brother left clinging to life after they were hit by a car amid a horrific string of weather-related accidents on a Bronx highway, authorities said.

The 20-year-old victim and her 19-year-old brother had been traveling westbound on the Cross Bronx Expressway in a 2002 Chevy Venture, along with six other occupants, when their vehicle was involved in a crash at 5:49 a.m. near Bruckner Boulevard, cops said.

The smash-up was the result of icy roads and vehicles’ rubbernecking to catch a glimpse of a previous accident in the eastbound direction, police said.

The siblings exited their vehicle to inspect the damage when they were slammed into by a 1999 Toyota Corolla, cops said.

The pair was thrown over a concrete barrier and plummeted 75 feet below, onto Bruckner Boulevard and Brush Avenue, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at Jacobi, and her brother is listed in critical condition there.

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