2 NYC policemen killed in car crash

Associated Press / May 17, 2010

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NEW YORK — Two off-duty city police officers were killed and four women were injured yesterday when the car in which they were riding hit a guard rail in the Bronx.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. at East 233d Street and the Bronx River Parkway. Police say the car was going north on the parkway when it struck the guard rail.

The two off-duty officers were identified as 32-year-old Kim Hoyoung and 25-year-old Edwin Paulino. Both were pronounced dead at the scene and no other information about them was released.

The other four occupants of the car were in serious condition at Jacobi Hospital. Police didn’t release any names, but said all were women; two are 27 years old, one is 26, and one is 20.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police would not comment on whether tests for drugs or alcohol were being conducted.

Police officers gathered in the parking lot in front of the emergency room entrance at Montifiore Medical Center’s North Division, near the site of the accident. Just before 4 p.m., the bodies of the officers were put in an ambulance and driven away.

Also yesterday, another NYPD officer was gravely injured in Brooklyn after being hit by a motorcycle while he was chasing suspects in a car theft.