- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a passenger in a car that hit a guardrail in Queens has been killed in the fiery crash that followed.

The accident happened at around 4:20 a.m. Saturday in Laurelton.

Police say a 27-year-old man was driving south on Laurelton Parkway when his car hit a guardrail. They say the car became airborne, hit a tree stump and burst into flames.

A female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.

The driver was treated for injuries at Jamaica Hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

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