Man Killed in Crash with Truck on Rockaway Boulevard

By Tom Liddy on March 4, 2012 9:36am 

Joseph Brown, 29, was killed in an accident on Rockaway Boulevard and Brookville Boulevard on March 4, 2012.
Joseph Brown, 29, was killed in an accident on Rockaway Boulevard and Brookville Boulevard on March 4, 2012.
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QUEENS — An Arverne man was killed in a horrific crash in Springfield Gardens early Sunday morning that left four other people injured, police said.

The smashup unfolded on Rockaway and Brookville boulevards just after 4 a.m.

According to cops, a Nissan Maxima driven by Joseph Brown, 29, that was traveling south on Rockaway Boulevard rear ended a box truck.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene and three of his passengers, women in their 20s, were taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.

The 39-year-old driver of the truck was also taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, police said.

No criminality was suspected.

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