Vehicles crashed on Riverdale Avenue on Culler Street around 9:30 pm on Tuesday night.
One of the cars was so badly damaged that it split in half.
Surveillance video from a nearby gas station shows, at the top of the screen, the moment of impact.
RAW VIDEO: Surveillance video shows moment of accident
A resident described the horrifying scene.
“I heard a very loud noise. Uncommon. Never seen anything worse. So I went to the window as I live nearby and I see a man running and saying,” Oh my God, oh My God! “Said Maria Delgado.” I get ready and come out and the car splits in half with carcasses on one side and … and the white car opposite the way it was coming. “
Five of the four occupants of the car were killed. Two were declared dead at the scene.
Several other people were taken to the hospital. The extent of other injuries was not immediately clear.
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Riverdale Avenue was kept closed for more than eight hours as police worked to determine what caused the crash.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was talking to investigators at the scene overnight and surveying the damage.
Overnight Braking – Fatal crash ends with a car in multiple pieces across Riverdale Avenue #Yonkers. At least two people have been confirmed dead. Many others are hospitalized in unknown condition. The latest on Channel 7. # ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/gvTYbly190
– Derrick Waller (@ WallerABC7) December 23, 2020
Neighbors say speeding has been a problem on this wide open avenue.
“I get very nervous because I drive and I live here,” Maria Delgado said. “I pass through this road many times, but I always look outside ….” The roads are very nice, you know, there are lines and everything. There should not be many accidents. People are driving recklessly. “
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