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2 men dead, 3 women hurt in Bronx BMW X4 crash, NYPD says

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Two men in a speeding BMW X4 were killed and three women in another car were hospitalized following a blistering caught-on-camera Bronx crash that sent one of the vehicles hurtling into a subway station pillar early Saturday, police said.

The surviving driver, a 36-year-old woman, was charged with drunken driving, cops said.

Jamie Winston was behind the wheel of a Nissan Rogue with two women passengers and about to make a left from East Fordham Road onto Jerome Ave. at 4:13 a.m. when the BMW X4 heading north on Jerome Ave. rammed into them, cops said.

The BMW X4 was traveling at a high rate of speed and had blown by a red light before slamming into the Rogue, cops said.

The 23-year-old driver, who was identified by police as John Delorbe, lost control of the luxury car, which kept on going and slammed into a pillar for the elevated Fordham Road No. 4 train station, cops said.

Surveillance footage acquired by The New York Daily News shows the speeding BMW careening into the blue and white-striped pillar.

 

The black luxury car struck the stanchion on its passenger side and appeared to crack and bend around the pillar as pieces of the car flew down the street.

A man walking a bicycle witnessed the crash, but didn’t stop to check on the victims as he walked around the mangled car, the video shows. A few minutes later several other witnesses cautiously approach the destroyed vehicle with its airbags deployed, trying to peer at the victims through the cracked windows.

“Whoever was in there they had to (have) died,” said Bronx resident Devere Barnhill, 38, who drove by the mangled car early Saturday. “That was an instant death. I never saw a car that totaled in my entire life.”

“(The Nissan Rogue) was a little bit crushed, but the other one, the BMW, was completely crushed. But, you know, that’s what happens when you’re intoxicated.”

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