SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) — A driver died after his car flipped over and caught fire in a Queens towing lot early Monday morning, authorities said.
The fire spread to multiple vehicles in the lot at 125-11 152nd Ave. in South Ozone Park at around 3:30 a.m., according to the NYPD. The driver, 24-year-old Queens resident Dylan Dipnarine, died at the scene, police said.
According to a preliminary investigation, Dipnarine was driving eastbound on the Nassau Expressway when he lost control near exit 1S and his car flipped over before landing in the parking lot, police said.
Approximately 60 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to the scene. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation, the FDNY said.