Vehicles crashed on Riverdale Avenue at Culver Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
One of the cars was so badly damaged that it was split in half.
Surveillance video from a nearby gas station shows, at the top of the screen, the moment of collision.
RAW VIDEO: Surveillance video shows a moment of crash
A resident described the horrific scene.
“I heard a very loud noise. Unusual. I’ve never seen anything worse. So I went to the window because I live nearby and I see a guy running and saying ” Oh my God, oh my God! ””, Says Maria Delgado. “I get dressed and get out and the car is divided into two parts with dead bodies on one side and on this side … and the white car opposite how it came.”
Five people, including four sitting in one of the cars, were killed. Two were pronounced dead at the scene.
Several other people were taken to the hospital. The extent of the other damages was not immediately clear.
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Riverdale Avenue was shut down for more than eight hours as police worked to determine exactly what led to the crash.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was on site overnight, talking to investigators and investigating the damage.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT – Fatal crash ends with a car in several parts across Riverdale Ave. in #Yonkers. At least two people are confirmed dead. Several others in hospital in unknown condition. The latest on channel 7. # abc7NY pic.twitter.com/gvTYbly190
– Derick 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,” says Maria Delgado. “I pass this street many times, but I always look ….” The roads are very good, you know, there are lines and everything. There should not be so many accidents. People drive ruthlessly. “
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