Grave clobber: Cars crash near Mapleton cemetery

“Deathly” scene: Two cars crashed at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway in Mapleton on June 30 just after 8:30 pm, leading one car to crash through the fence at Washington Cemetery.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Two drivers crashed their cars at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway in Mapleton on June 30, sending one smashing into a graveyard.

The cars crashed shortly after 8:30 pm, when the driver of a minivan driving on McDonald Avenue towards Green-Wood Cemetery allegedly ran a red light, and a driver of an SUV tried to avoid the collision by careening into a fence at Washington Cemetery, according to an eyewitness.

No headstones at the cemetery were damaged, the witness said, and emergency medical personnel transported the driver of the minivan — whom the witness said was briefly pinned inside the vehicle — to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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