Queens, NY (May 25, 2021) – One man was killed and another injured after a motor vehicle struck two pedestrians in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. The incident happened early on Monday morning, May 24th, in the area of Woodhaven and Rockaway Boulevards.
According to authorities, the 30-year-old driver of a Honda Accord was heading north on Woodhaven Boulevard when they struck two men who were crossing the roadway at around 12:30 a.m. Emergency crews responded to the scene where they transported both victims to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with serious injuries.
One of the victims, identified as 46-year-old Marcelo Pelaez, of Brooklyn, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other victim, only identified as a 46-year-old male remains hospitalized. Authorities have not commented on the condition of the injured victim.
The driver of the Accord remained at the scene and there has been no word on any charges at this time. The events that led to the accident are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Marcelo Pelaez at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
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