2 people killed, multiple injured in wrong-way crash on Whitestone Expressway

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
2 killed in wrong-way crash on Whitestone Expressway in Queens
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All lanes of the Whitestone Expressway are currently closed as officials investigate this accident. John Del Giorno has more from NewsCopter 7.

COLLEGE POINT, Queens (WABC) -- Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash early Thursday on the Whitestone Expressway in Queens.

Officials say the driver of a Honda Pilot was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of the expressway.

Just after 2:15 a.m. Thursday, the driver of the Pilot collided with a southbound Honda HR-V near College Point Boulevard, authorities said.

The driver of the HR-V, a 45-year-old, was pronounced dead at scene. Officials say a 25-year-old man who was in the Pilot was also killed.

They were identified as Joseph Pulido, 25, and Francisco Cureno, 45.

A 35-year-old female passenger in the Pilot is in critical condition at New York-Presbyterian Queens, and a 26-year-old man who was also in the Pilot is at the same hospital in stable condition.

NewsCopter 7 was over the scene as crews worked to clear the roadway. The Whitestone Expressway was closed following the accident.

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