1 dead, 1 injured after car crashes into wall, plunges from roadway in Manhattan: police

One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a car plunged over a wall in Manhattan Jan. 20, 2019.

MANHATTAN — One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a car plunged 20 feet down after crashing into a wall in Manhattan early Sunday.

Police responded to a call about an overturned vehicle on fire at about 4 a.m. inside the Trinity Church Cemetery along Riverside Driver and West 155th Street, bordering Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, authorities said.

According to police, the a woman was driving the wrong way on 155th Street when she struck an unoccupied car and then crashed into a brick wall.

The vehicle crashed through the wall and fell 20 feet to the lower roadway, police said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not immediately released.

A 37-year-old male passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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