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22-Year-Old Astoria Woman Killed in Grand Central Parkway Car Crash: NYPD

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June 8, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A 22-year-old Astoria woman was killed in a car crash on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday.

Michelle Garcia was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2002 Subaru Impreza when the vehicle crashed near Exit 10 by 51st Avenue around 1:22 p.m. on the parkway, police said.

Police said a 21-year-old man was driving the Subaru eastbound on the parkway “at a high rate of speed” when he lost control and slammed into the center median guardrail. Another car, a 2019 Nissan SUV, then hit the rear of the Subaru propelling it forward on the guardrail.

Arriving officers found Garcia with severe head and torso injuries. She was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The 21-year-old driver was transported to Elmhurst Hospital for a minor arm injury, while the 30-year-old female driver of the SUV was not injured, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Paul Kersey

Why were the racist police called? Defund them. Abolish them. Let the local community and religious leaders file the paperwork. The police would probably profile the victim anyways.

Sara Ross

He gets a minor injury and she dies. Same thing that always happens when a drunk driver hits an innocent drive. I’m on a main street in Forest Hills and cars are constantly speeding. They go through lights as if they’re not even there and stop signs don’t exist. I liked it better when people weren’t driving much (not the reason why, just the safety issue of it). Also I’m so sick of people with their road rage honking if somebody doesn’t go the second a light turns green. I’m sorry she lost her life and this guy has to live with it for the rest of his life. I hope he learns to slow down because there will be more tragedies if he doesn’t.


The reckless murderous drivers rarely die. Poor young lady. Rest In Peace!


I’m finding the increase of speeding and unsafe constant lane changing without regard to other drivers on the increase due to less traffic because of shutdowns … very dangerous


Must be the unsafe careless drivers that would put a hands down to safety and careful driving…. always gonna be law breakers t hac at only care about themselves

Frank Raffaele

High speed cars and motorcycles on going problem. Cameras must be installed to catch plate numbers and fine drivers.
Mayor must figure out a way or the highway.

Sweet November

Mayor thinks religious leaders and community people can fix this problem too I guess!


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