2 dead after BMW slams into back of truck on Major Deegan Expressway

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Friday, May 21, 2021
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The deadly crash shut down the Major Deegan Expressway for hours Friday.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) -- Two people were killed when a BMW slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

A man and a woman were in the vehicle that crashed into a Whole Foods truck on the southbound expressway near Heath Avenue, just after midnight.

The occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured and was being interviewed by police.

Southbound lanes have been closed for hours and traffic is being diverted off at West 230th Street.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.

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