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2 people killed in wrong way crash on Whitestone Expressway in Queens

2 people killed in wrong-way crash on Whitestone Expressway
2 people killed in wrong-way crash on Whitestone Expressway 00:26

NEW YORK -- The Whitestone Expressway has reopened after a deadly wrong way crash shut down the southbound lanes this morning. 

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday on the expressway near Ulmer Street.

Police said a black Honda Pilot was traveling the wrong way and struck a Honda HRE. 

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The 45-year-old driver of the Honda HRE was killed, along with a 25-year-old man in the Honda Pilot. 

A 35-year-old woman from the Honda Pilot is also in critical condition, and a 26-year-old man was ejected but is in stable condition. 

Drivers should expect heavy delays in the area for the morning commute as the investigation continues. 

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