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22-Year-Old Astoria Woman Killed in Grand Central Parkway Car Crash: NYPD

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June 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 22-year-old Astoria woman was killed in a car crash on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday.

Michelle Garcia was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2002 Subaru Impreza when the vehicle crashed near Exit 10 by 51st Avenue around 1:22 p.m. on the parkway, police said.

Police said a 21-year-old man was driving the Subaru eastbound on the parkway “at a high rate of speed” when he lost control and slammed into the center median guardrail. Another car, a 2019 Nissan SUV, then hit the rear of the Subaru propelling it forward on the guardrail.

Arriving officers found Garcia with severe head and torso injuries. She was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The 21-year-old driver was transported to Elmhurst Hospital for a minor arm injury, while the 30-year-old female driver of the SUV was not injured, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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