PHOTO BY ROBERT STRIDIRON
BY JON CRONIN
An early-morning seven-car crash on Saturday on the Van Wyck Expressway resulted in the death of a Brooklyn man and multiple serious injuries, according to police.
The crash occurred at 4:15 a.m. near the Jewel Avenue exit on the expressway. Police said that a 2012 Acura, which was driven by a 27-year-old woman, was heading north on the Van Wyck Expressway when it collided with a 2011 Chevy, driven by a 29-year-old man and traveling in the same direction.
The Acura then hit the median and went into the southbound lane, hitting a 2015 Jeep being driven by a 48-year-old man. The Acura also hit a 2016 Ford truck with a 43-year-old man driving. A 2011 Honda was then struck by flying debris from the collisions.
The northbound 2011 Chevy then hit a 2012 Toyota operated by a 57-year-old man. The 2011 Chevy also hit a 2005 BMW sedan that was driven by a 25-year-old man.
The drivers of the Acura, Chevy and Ford were all taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition. The passenger in the Acura, Brooklyn’s Jairo Castaño, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests were made and the investigation into the crash is ongoing.