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3 killed in separate Bronx car crashes

Police have seized a black Jeep Grand Cherokee believed to have been involved in the deadly hit-and-run that killed a Middleboro father. Credit: Google Images

Three people are dead after two devastating car crashes in the Bronx over the weekend.

Just after midnight on Sunday, the driver of an SUV struck a pillar beneath an elevated train track at West 240th Street and Broadway. The vehicle caught fire upon impact and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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On Saturday morning, a three-car pileup on the Hutchinson River Parkway killed a livery cab driver and his passenger and injured two other people.

The driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and hit a guard rail before swerving back into the road and hitting the livery cab, which then hit another car, police said.

Ata Noorzi of Queens, 51, was killed along with his passenger, Patrick Sheehan of Larchmont, 54.

The SUV driver was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition along with two people in the third car, a 49-year-old female driver and her 15-year-old male passenger.

Police are investigating both crashes.

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