Eyes on the Street: Crash Aftermath on First Avenue [Updated]

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A reader sent in this picture of the scene at First Avenue and 4th Street in Manhattan this morning. I won’t speculate too much about what sheared the roof off this minivan or what happened to the people involved. Perhaps the car was pried open deliberately to rescue those inside. Details are scarce: An investigation is underway, according to the Gothamist newsmap, and we have a request in with NYPD for more information.

Update: A police spokesman tells Gothamist that a 55-year-old woman was killed after this minivan collided with a delivery van. No one else was injured, apparently, and no one has been charged. We’ve also received an unconfirmed report that this was a T-bone collision in which the minivan ran the light.

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