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1 dead, 2 teens injured in Brooklyn crash

Posted: 5:12 PM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 04:48:40-04

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A teen was killed and two other teens were injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Brooklyn.

A teen was killed and two others were injured in a crash in Brooklyn on April 2, 2019. (AIR11)

The collision happened at Avenue D and Kings Highway around 4:30 p.m., officials said. A Mercedes Benz was traveling northbound on Kings Highway when it struck a tree on the divider that separates the main roadway from the service road.

A 19-year-old male, Claudio Poggy, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The injured victims – ages 16 and 19 –  were rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, officials said. The 16-year-old victim is in critical condition with severe body trauma. The 19-year-old victim suffered minor injuries.

It’s not yet clear what caused the crash. No additional identifying information is available for the victims.