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Auburndale woman dies after collision on Clearview Expressway


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An Auburndale woman was killed Friday afternoon after she crashed into a tow truck on the Clearview Expressway.

Ingrid Arcuik, 51, was driving northbound on the roadway when her sedan veered to the right and struck the rear of a heavy duty Peterbilt tow truck, which was parked on the shoulder, cops said.

Police arrived on the scene at about 12:35 p.m. and found Arcuik unconscious. EMS declared her dead at the scene.

The tow truck driver was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition. There were no arrests, according to officials.

 

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Long Island Expressway crash kills one


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A 22-year-old man died after his car struck a wall as he was exiting the Long Island Expressway early Thursday morning, cops said.

The victim, Aaron Jung Hay Wu, of Oakland Gardens, was attempting to merge onto the Clearview Expressway, at Exit 27, about 3:50 a.m. when the accident occurred, officials said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

 

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Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession


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Photos courtesy of NYPD

Two robbery suspects who led police on a high-speed chase through Queens have been charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and possession of an imitation pistol, according to the district attorney.

One of the defendants, Ravinder Dharamshot, 32, of Queens Village, has additionally been charged with reckless endangerment.

Dharamshot and his accomplice, 23-year-old Umair Farooq of Oakland Gardens, are accused of robbing several gas stations and a deli in the borough last month.

Around 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, a police officer spotted a minivan that matched the description of the vehicle used in those robberies near Utopia Parkway and Cross Island Parkway and gave chase, according to the DA.

Dharamshot, who was driving the vehicle, allegedly started speeding dangerously, during which time he headed the wrong way down the Clearview Expressway and drove onto the sidewalk, nearly hitting pedestrians.

After striking a police car at Colden Street and Elder Avenue, injuring two officers, Dharamshot fled the minivan.
Farooq was apprehended shortly after the crash.

Following a manhunt through Kissena Park and the surrounding streets, police found Dharamshot in a parked car in Queens Village later that day.

The pair faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

 

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Kissena Park manhunt ends with capture of two robbery suspects


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Photos courtesy of NYPD

A wild chase ended in the capture of two men wanted for several gas station robberies in Queens.

Police spotted the suspects driving the wrong way down the Clearview Expressway early Wednesday morning, April 3, said the NYPD. Refusing to pull over, the alleged robbers eventually ditched their vehicle and ran into nearby Kissena Park.

One suspect was quickly arrested and a gun was recovered in the vehicle.

An extensive manhunt, reportedly involving a police helicopter, was launched for the second man. He was found about an hour later hiding in a parked car on Moline Street off of Braddock Avenue.

The two men arrested allegedly robbed four gas stations and one grocery store in March and early April, according to police.

During at least three of the incidents, the suspects drove to the gas station in a dark-colored minivan, then the driver exited the vehicle, watched the locations and returned to the minivan. Afterwards, the second suspect exited the vehicle, entered the location and either displayed a black handgun or simulated having a gun under his shirt and demanded cigarettes and money from the register.

 

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