Crews work to remove cement truck after fatal crash into University Heights home

Bricks started falling at the Cedar Avenue structure

Bricks started falling at the Cedar Avenue structure when workers first tried to pull out the jammed vehicle.

THE BRONX - Emergency crews worked Tuesday to remove a cement truck that crashed into a multi-family home in University Heights, killing its driver.

According to police, the cement truck slammed into the three-story structure at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. They say the driver was exiting the Major Deegan Expressway when he careened off the road, hitting other cars in his path and injuring four people.

There were also people inside the home at the time of the accident, but none of them were hurt.

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It remains unclear what caused the driver to lose control, but one witness says he was honking his horn and trying to warn people to get out of the way.

The Red Cross is also helping three who have been displaced.

For extended coverage of the crash, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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