Maria Nuñez Gonzales was driving her family home for a family dinner in her Honda Pilot on the Bronx River Parkway in New York—like she does every day. On this occasion, however, her vehicle struck a median barrier and plunged sixty feet off of an overpass and into a nonpublic area of the Bronx Zoo.
Passengers included her 10 year-old daughter, Jazlyn; her sister, Maria Nuñez Rosario, 39; her sister’s daughters Marlyn and Naily, ages 3 and 7; her 81 year-old mother, Ana Julia Martinez; and her 85 year-old father, Jacobo Nuñez. All seven passengers in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident.
The grandparents had been visiting from the Dominican Republic to attend Jazlyn’s first communion that was scheduled for the week following the auto crash.
The car accident is still under investigation, but local police believe that Ms. Gonzalez lost control of her car while speeding on an elevated section of the highway. She then hit the median and flew over the guardrail. It is estimated that she was going 68.5 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone.
The area of the highway had previously been criticized as being unsafe, and state transportation officials began installing new concrete barriers this week to supplement the four-foot-tall guardrails.
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