2 off-duty NYPD cops killed in car crash

THE BRONX - (AP)- Two off-duty city police officers were killed and four women were injured after the car they were riding in hit a guard rail in the Bronx.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday at East 233rdStreet and the Bronx River Parkway.

Police say a car was going north on the parkway when it crashedinto a guard rail.

Two off-duty New York City police officers riding in the carwere pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the dead men as 32-year-old Kim Hoyoung and25-year-old Edwin Paulino. They worked in the 32nd precinct inHarlem.

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

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police would notcomment on whether tests for drugs or alcohol were being conducted.

Police officers gathered in the parking lot in front of theemergency room entrance at Montifiore Medical Center's NorthDivision, near to where the accident happened.

Just before 4 p.m., the bodies of the officers were put in anambulance and driven away, escorted by police.

The families and friends of the officers left without talking toreporters.

The two deaths come the same day as another NYPD officer wasgravely injured in Brooklyn after being accidentally hit by amotorcycle while he was chasing suspects in a car theft.

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