Around 6 a.m., police responded to the intersection of Skillman Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
According to the New York City Police Department, a 28-year-old man, identified as Steven Narvaez, of Woodside, was found unconscious with severe body trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His 17-year-old female passenger also was injured. She was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where she is critical.
A 2013 Toyota Corolla sedan, was traveling west on Skillman Avenue, approaching Queens Boulevard. It ran into a 2007 Freightliner tractor that was traveling northbound on Queens Boulevard, heading toward Skillman Avenue.
The sedan hit the truck, then came to a rest underneath it.
The truck operator remained on the scene and was uninjured.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.