Three people died and one was critically injured in a car crash involving a car going the wrong way on a road in Queens, New York City. The collision happened on early Saturday morning, January 25th around 5:40 a.m. Divante New, 27 years old, was driving the car belonging to 36-year-old Sayquan Hallums, who was also in the car in the front seat. They were driving the wrong way on the Grand Central Parkway near the Cross Island Parkway exit in Queens when they crashed into another car.
Megan Ann Smith, 26 years old, who was in the passenger seat of the other car was pronounced dead on the scene. Her boyfriend, who was driving the car and whose identity has not yet been released, was critically injured. Megan Ann Smith was an honor roll graduate from St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, Queens. Her family declined to talk to the media.
According to Sayquan’s brother, the Honda car Divante was driving at the time of the accident had an old defective windshield that easily fogged up. He said that when the heat inside the car blasted on high, the old windshield would fog up so badly that only Sayquan was able to drive the car.
Sayquan and Divante had been dancing at a Club in Queens before the crash. Police are still investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
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