Jose Matos died, and another man was seriously injured after the driver of the car they were riding in crashed into a tractor-trailer truck in The Bronx (NYC) after fleeing police from Upper Manhattan.
The driver of a Honda car had been stopped by police on Riverside Drive in Upper Manhattan around 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, but fled.
NYPD tracked the vehicle and located it at Drake St. and Randall Ave. at Clason Point in The Bronx, where the driver struck a parked, unoccupied tractor-trailer truck.
The driver took off on foot before police arrived and remains at large, the Daily News reported. It is unclear why the initial stop occurred.
Responding officers found Matos (31) and another 29-year-old man conscious and alert with injuries inside the car, police said.
Paramedics took the critically injured Matos, a Bronx resident, to Jacobi Hospital. He was later pronounced dead. The unidentified 29-year-old man was transported to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was reported in critical condition.
No arrests have been made, and no suspects have been identified. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), also via crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
Hours earlier, on Wednesday night in the Bronx, a 64-year-old Hispanic woman was struck and killed by two cars as she attempted to cross a freeway.