Woman killed in crash on Grand Central Parkway

QUEENS — A fatal accident on the Grand Central Parkway Friday morning prompted road closures and increased traffic.

Around 3:42 a.m.., authorities responded to an accident on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway along Exit 9P around Astoria Boulevard.

When they arrived, officers found a woman unconscious and unresponsive and pronounced her dead at the scene, police said.

Investigation revealed that the woman was driving her vehicle traveling east when she struck the guard rail before striking a pillar stanchion, said authorities.

The accident caused the eastbound lanes of the Grand Central Parkway to close temporarily close. As of 6:45 a.m., two lanes have reopened, but drivers are advised to find alternate routes as traffic continues.

The victim has not been identified pending family notification.