A 28-year-old man was killed when his car collided with a disabled tractor trailer on the Van Wyck Expressway overnight, according to police.
The driver of the vehicle was later arrested and charged with DWI.
According to authorities, the fatal crash happened around 11 p.m. Friday on the Queens highway just south of Jewel Avenue in Kew Gardens.
Police responding to a 911 call discovered the 28-year-old in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Honda Accord, “unconscious and unresponsive, with body trauma.”
EMS pronounced the 28-year-old dead at the scene and took the 31-year-old driver to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital with “complaints of pain,” police said.
The 31-year-old driver was arrested after the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad determined the Honda Accord was traveling in the right lane of the northbound Van Wyck when the operator swerved to the right shoulder and rear-ended the disabled 1999 Western Star tractor trailer.
Luis Angamarca, of Queens, was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content .08 of 1%, police said.
The 42-year-old male truck driver was also taken to New York-Presbyterian Queens in stable condition, police said.
The identity of the victim is pending family notification, the NYPD said.