Photo: Bronx River Parkway Car Plunges, 7 Dead
Seven people perished today, all from the same Dominican family, as their Honda minivan plunged off an overpass into the Bronx zoo.
Three generations of the Dominican family that was reportedly only blocks from their house when their vehicle went off the edge and according to reports flew 60 feet up and then plunged 60 feet down into the woods in a non-public area of the Bronx Zoo.
The horrific accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on the Bronx River Parkway. Early reports indicate that a 45-year-old woman was driving in excess of 70 miles-per-hour. The name of the Dominican family has not been released by police at this time.
No one else was injured in the accident. All victims, that included an 84-year-old man, his 80-year wife, their two daughters age 45 and 39 and three granddaughters ages 10, 7 and 3, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.