East New York

Man killed in fiery East New York car crash

October 21, 2019 Noah Goldberg
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A man died in East New York Sunday night after his car swerved into the wrong lane and smashed into a parked garbage truck, police said.

The driver, Zackariah Johnson, was heading east on Cozine Avenue in East New York when he veered his Toyota Camry into the westbound lane around 9 p.m. Johnson smashed into a parked Department of Sanitation garbage truck, and his car caught fire, police said. The garbage truck was unoccupied.

A passerby removed Johnson from the vehicle before cops arrived on the scene, according to police. When NYPD officers got there, he was on the street next to the car, unconscious.

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Johnson was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.


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