NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – As reported in an online news article published by nypost.com, 2 people are dead, including an NYPD police officer, following a fiery accident on Henry Hudson Parkway that left both victims unrecognizable.
A 24-year-old NYPD officer who worked out of the 121stPrecinct on Staten Island, along with her 32-year-old passenger, were killed in an early morning accident on Henry Hudson Parkway. The accident happened when the NYPD officer was traveling south on Henry Hudson Parkway on the Upper West Side shortly before 4:00 a.m. The officer’s 2016 Mercedes jumped over a median near 98thStreet, striking a tree.
The officer’s Mercedes subsequently burst into flames while both the NYPD officer and her passenger were inside the vehicle. Both individuals died at the scene of the accident. Police report that the victims were badly burned and unrecognizable. Police were able to trace the Mercedes to the 24-year-old NYPD police officer as the vehicle was registered in her name, and her purse was found inside the vehicle.
The cause of the accident is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. However, speed is believed to be a factor, according to police officers and other sources. Whether anything else contributed to the accident is unclear at this time. It is also unclear where the officer and her passenger had been prior to the accident.
The carnage resulting from the accident “left onlookers horrified.” One witness, a 57-year-old man, stated “I’ve never seen anything like this in my freaking life – a car mangled like that, destroyed . . . It’s unbelievable . . . It’s sad.”
The 121stPrecinct was mourning the loss of a fellow officer, providing the following message via Twitter: “Rest in Peace Officer Jajara. You will be missed by your entire 121 Precinct Family.”
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