SUV carrying kids to school sparks fatal crash in Queens

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOUTH OZONE PARK (WABC) -- One person was killed when an SUV carrying seven children to school triggered a chain-reaction crash in Queens Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at South Conduit Avenue and 130th Street in South Ozone Park just before 7:30 a.m.

Authorities say the westbound GMC Envoy SUV collided with a southbound Chrysler, forcing that car in front of a box truck that was also southbound.

A 53-year-old passenger in the Chrysler, identified as Carmen Gonzalez, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 30-year-old driver is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

The driver of GMC, a 53-year-old woman, was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition, while seven children between the ages of 7 and 12 were taken to Elmhurst and Jamaica hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

The box truck driver was treated at the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The SUV was taking the children to P.S. 124, which is near the crash scene.

The NYPD's Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.