FDR Drive Crash Leaves Two Dead in Head-On Collision

By Tom Liddy on February 12, 2012 1:42pm 

A mini-van is wrecked at the scene of a fatal accident on the FDR Drive and Houston Street on Feb. 12, 2012.
A mini-van is wrecked at the scene of a fatal accident on the FDR Drive and Houston Street on Feb. 12, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Two people were killed and another two injured in an horrific head-on collision on the FDR Drive early Sunday morning, police said.

The three-car crash, which left the cars mangled wrecks, unfolded just before 3 a.m. near the highway's Houston Street exit.

Police said that a 26-year-old man driving a Nissan Maxima was traveling north on the southbound lanes when he careened head-on into a Dodge Caravan going in the opposite direction.

After the initial impact, a Mazda, driven by a 22-year-old woman, crashed into the van as well, according to cops.

The van's driver, a 52-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene as was the driver of the Maxima.

The woman driving the Mazda as well as her 31-year-old male passenger, were rushed to Bellevue Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

The victims were not immediately identified pending family notification.

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