Passenger of stolen car killed after driver crashes into tree in New York City

EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A passenger of a stolen car died after the driver crashed into a tree in New York City.

The incident happened Tuesday in the East Elmhurst section of Queens.

Police say the driver of an Acura MDX crashed into a tree at Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street just after 9:15 a.m.

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The male passenger died at the hospital.

The 26-year-old driver is in custody with charges pending, authorities say.

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Patients have experienced symptoms ranging from nausea and anxiety to loss of consciousness, doctors said.



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