Two 25-year-old drivers die in separate crashes in Queens, the Bronx: NYPD

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 25-year-old motorcyclist died after a car hit and dragged him on a Bronx street Wednesday morning — just an hour after another 25-year-old man died when his car flew off a Queens parkway, hit a tree and burst into flames, the NYPD said. 

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Simon Tavarez, 25, of Mott Haven, was driving a motorcycle west on Bruckner Boulevard in the Soundview section of the Bronx around 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday when a 43-year-old woman driving a Toyota Corolla rear-ended him, police said. 

The woman’s car knocked Tavarez into the roadway and dragged him, leaving him with severe body trauma, the NYPD said. 

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The woman stayed at the scene and hadn’t been charged as of Wednesday morning, according to police. An investigation is ongoing. 

An hour earlier, around 3 a.m., another 25-year-old man was driving an Infinity sedan south on the Cross Island Parkway, near the exit for the westbound Belt Parkway in Queens, when he lost control while speeding, the NYPD said. 

The man’s car flew off the roadway into a grassy area, where it hit a tree and caught fire, police said. 

The man, who was ejected from the car, was taken to a nearby hospital with severe body trauma. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, the NYPD said. His name wasn’t immediately released. 

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