1 teen killed, 1 injured in crash on Cross Bronx Expressway

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A teenager was killed and another injured in an accident early Saturday on the Cross Bronx Expresway.

It happened at about 4:15 a.m. on the westbound Cross Bronx between Third Avenue and the Bronx River Parkway.

According to the NYPD, a 2002 Honda Accord driven by Carlos Pereyra Batista was travelling at a high rate of speed westbound when he came upon stopped traffic and struck the rear of a tractor-trailer.

The Honda lost control, struck a guardrail, and then struck a Toyota RAV4. before coming to rest in the westbound lane.

Pereyra Batista was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 17-year-old male passenger in his car was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where is listed in stable condition.

A 66-year-old man driving the tractor trailer and a 29-year-old man driving the Toyota were not hurt, and both remained on the scene.

There have no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.