Rescue divers pulled four occupants — two men and two women — alive from the vehicle submerged in Steinway Creek but they died
on arrival at area hospitals, New York Police Department
spokesman Adam Navarro said.
The fifth occupant, a 20-year-old man who was the driver,
escaped the car on his own with lesser injuries.
The incident, whose cause was unknown, occurred near a dead-end
street in an industrial district of the New York borough of
Queens at about 10:30 p.m. (0230 GMT), fire department spokesman
Michael Parrella said.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; editing by Mark Heinrich)
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