Victims of five-fatality Queens car crash revealed
Police released the identities Monday of the victims of the horrific Queens car crash this weekend that killed five people.
The driver, Oby Okoro, 46, Cjidechukwu Obioha, 7, both of the Bronx., were at Jamaica Hospital in stable condition Monday, according to the NYPD. A 26-year-old-man, Maduka Kingsley, was treated and released.
The accident at Atlantic Ave. in Jamaica, just east of the Van Wyck Expresswayalso claimed the lives of the following people, all from the Bronx: Gladys Nnena Johnson, 60; Chiwe McDonald, 45; Munachimso Obioha, 8; Ebube Obafor-Mba, 9. Christine Epchon, age unknown, of Flatbush, was also killed.
The group was returning from an event for Nigerian immigrants at the Doubletree Hotel in Queens early Sunday when the car hit a concrete stanchion, flipped, and exploded in flames. Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.