Teenager dies in East Flatbush car crash that leaves two others injured: NYPD

Tragic loss: One teenager was killed and two others injured in a car crash at Kings Highway and Avenue D on April 2.
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A gruesome car crash left one teen dead and two others injured in East Flatbush on Tuesday, according to cops.

Flatlands resident Claudio Poggy, 19, was driving his Mercedes Benz northbound on Kings Highway at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 2 when the vehicle smashed into a tree near the intersection of Avenue D.

Paramedics pronounced Poggy dead at the scene, and took a 16-year-old passenger to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition with severe body trauma.

A second passenger, a 19-year-old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Kings County Hospital.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation, conducted by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad, is ongoing.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577.

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