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1 dead, 1 critically injured in high-speed collision on Belt Parkway; woman taken into custody: police

SOUTH JAMAICA, Queens — Authorities are investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Queens early Sunday.

Police responded to a vehicle collision on the Belt Parkway near Exit 19 at about 4:40 a.m.

When they arrived, officers discovered a man, identified as 24-year-old Christon Harry, with trauma throughout his body. According to investigators, he was apparently ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The 25-year-old driver was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Investigation revealed a 2018 Dodge Challenger with two occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Belt Parkway when it collided with a jersey barrier and overturned, according to police.

A 22-year-old woman was also driving on the Belt Parkway when she struck the overturned vehicle, police said.

Anilla Ramnarine sustained minor injuries and was later taken into custody and faces charges including DWI and DWAI alcohol.

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