On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 1950 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a vehicle collision at the intersection of Crotona Avenue and Fairmount Place, in the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year-old male operator unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma.
The operator was transported by EMS to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation conducted by NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the 21-year-old male was operating a 2005 “Hyundai” SUV northbound on Crotona Avenue when he lost control, swerved right and struck two legally parked vehicles before rolling over the vehicle on to its driver’s side.
A 23-year-old front seated passenger was uninjured.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
2007 LaFontaine Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.