CORONA — Two 39-year-old men died after their speeding BMW was launched over the guardrail of a Grand Central Parkway exit, landing upside-down in a tree-lined embankment Monday morning, officials said.
Bronx resident Carlos Diaz, 39, was behind the wheel of the white car about 8:45 a.m. when he lost control of his speeding car on a curve of the 111th Street exit, police and FDNY officials said.
He hit a metal rail, and the car was launched into the air, landing on the driver's side before settling upside down in a tree, according to the NYPD.
It's not clear how fast Diaz was going.
The damaged guardrail along the 111th Street exit on the Grand Central. (DNAinfo/Katie Honan)
The men were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The passenger in the car was not immediately identified.