NYC police: Driver, fleeing police stop, decapitated after slamming into back of flatbed truck

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM

NEW YORK — New York City police say a driver fleeing officers after a traffic stop was decapitated when he slammed into the back of a flatbed truck.

Police said Thursday that Leroy Samuel was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday's accident on a Brooklyn highway off-ramp.

They say a female passenger with back and neck pain was taken to a hospital.

They say the 22-year-old Brooklyn man sped away in a 2003 Infiniti shortly after he was stopped by police near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

They believe Samuel was trying to get off the expressway at Atlantic Avenue when he crashed into the tractor trailer, which was stopped at a traffic light.

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