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Car driver doing donuts fatally crashes into parked truck

Two young lives were tragically lost in the Bronx, New York City, after their reckless stunt-driving ended in a deadly collision with a parked truck early Sunday morning.

The incident: In the early hours of January 21st, a white Chrysler 300 crashed into a stationary work truck while performing dangerous maneuvers. The crash was recorded on surveillance and cell phone videos near the intersection of Bryant and Viele Avenues at 3:28 a.m.

The victims: The two passengers who perished in the collision were 21-year-old Gilvante Roberson and 15-year-old Sabrina Villagomez. They were pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. A 17-year-old girl who was also in the car is critically injured, and her condition remains unknown. The 23-year-old male driver, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

  • The large red work truck impacted was unoccupied at the time of the crash, and police have yet to announce if the driver will face charges.

Broader issue: This tragic event underscores an undercurrent of illegal sideshow activities wherein drivers perform stunts on public roads. NYPD Assistant Commissioner Kaz Daughtry emphasized the danger such actions pose to public safety in a tweet following the accident.

Law enforcement response: Following the incident in the Bronx, and a separate incident where drivers halted traffic on the Grand Central Parkway for similar stunts, NYPD has apprehended individuals involved, signaling strong enforcement against such roadway takeovers.

The NYPD continues its investigation into these events as the community mourns the loss of life and law enforcement works to prevent future roadway recklessness.

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