On Saturday, October 03, 2020, at approximately 1138 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Schley Avenue, within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 75-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive.
EMS responded and transported the male to Jacobi Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation determined that the male was operating a 2008 Toyota Avalon, traveling southbound on East Tremont and approaching the intersection at Schley Avenue, when he suffered an apparent medical episode and rear ended the vehicle in front of him, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, which was then pushed into two additional vehicles, a 2016 Honda CRV and a 2011 Subaru Legacy.
All vehicles remained on scene.
Two other individuals, a 23-year-old male, who was operating the Hyundai Elantra and a 27-year-old male, who was operating the Subaru Legacy, were removed to Jacobi Hospital with minor injuries, where they were treated and released.
The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
880 Colgate Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
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.