18-Year-Old Dies After Crash With Tractor-Trailer On Cross Bronx Expressway

Published on October 21, 2017, 1:45 pm
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A fatal accident along the Cross Bronx Expressway coupled with scheduled overnight construction caused bumper to bumper traffic on the roadway early Saturday morning.

Officials say 18-year-old Carlos Pereyra Batista was speeding around 4:30 a.m. westbound between Third Avenue and the Bronx River Parkway when he came upon stopped traffic and hit the back of a tractor-trailer.

The impact caused him to lose control and hit the guardrail before bouncing off a third car.

We are told the driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries but Batista was pronounced dead at the scene. His 17-year-old passenger was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.

Two other drivers involved stayed at the scene.

Authorities squeezed all traffic into a single lane before detouring them off the expressway at Exit 4B.


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