The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the fatal crash that killed three men in Long Island City on Saturday when the car they were riding in went over a barrier and into Dutch Kills, a tributary of Newtown Creek.
The vehicle hit the water near 29-01 Borden Ave. Officers arrived at 4:46 a.m.
NYPD and FDNY divers responded and found the three men in the submerged 2016 Honda Civic. Two were identified as Luis Cuadros, 30, of Lamont Avenue in Elmhurst, and Quameek Mack, 25, of Freeport, LI. The name of the third man was not immediately released.
Cuadros was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian Queens hospital. Mack and the unidentified man were pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Queens hospital.
A preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad determined that the car was headed west on Borden Avenue at a high rate of speed. Entering a section that turns into a dead end at the water, the driver is believed to have lost control. The car struck a barrier and went over into the water.
— Michael Gannon