Two Brothers Killed in Early Morning Crash in Wakefield

by David Greene
A white Mercedes Benz wrapped around a tree after an early morning crash on the Bronx River Parkway. Photo by Edwin Soto

A white Mercedes Benz wrapped around a tree after an early morning crash on the Bronx River Parkway. Photo by Edwin Soto

Two brothers were killed in a horrific automobile crash in the Wakefield section, the site of a similar crash more than a decade ago.
 Firefighter's frantically attempt to reach to victims who perished on the Bronx River Parkway last Friday morning. Photo by Edwin Soto

Firefighter’s frantically attempt to reach to victims who perished on the Bronx River Parkway last Friday morning. Photo by Edwin Soto

 

Emergency personnel were called to the northbound Bronx River Parkway at East 236 Street, at 12:20 a.m. on Friday, February 17.

Officials say the car struck the highway divider with such force that the vehicle went airborne over an embankment at struck a tree.
Speaking off the record, one official hinted that the driver may have been drag racing along the winding curves of Exit 10, the site of several fatal crashes.
The NYPD's Crash Investigation Squad takes over the scene as the investigate a possible drag racing connection to the early morning crash. Photo by Edwin Soto

The NYPD’s Crash Investigation Squad takes over the scene as the investigate a possible drag racing connection to the early morning crash. Photo by Edwin Soto

Just past Exit 10 where the crash took place, the highway becomes slightly elevated.
Police identified the driver of the white Mercedes Benz sedan as Dayan Hunter, 47, of the Bronx. Also killed was his passenger and brother Dave Hunter, 44, of Yonkers. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say brothers Dayan Hunter of the Bronx and Dave Hunter of Yonkers were both killed at the scene. Photo by Edwin Soto

Police say brothers Dayan Hunter of the Bronx and Dave Hunter of Yonkers were both killed at the scene. Photo by Edwin Soto

Police shut down the highway for five-hours as police had to remove the victims and then remove the vehicle, which was wrapped around the tree. The vehicle was then carried away on a flatbed truck for further investigation.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
On May 16, 2010 a crash at the East 233 Street exit claimed the lives of Edwin Paulino, 25, and Hoyoung Kim, 32, two off-duty police officers with the NYPD.
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