Horror pictures show mangled wreckage after tree crushed car in freak accident leaving one dead and two hurt | The Sun

A PASSENGER has died and two others were left injured after a pick-up truck was crushed by a tree.

Horror pictures show the mangled wreckage of the vehicle following the accident which happened in Rockland County, New York on June 19.

The tree fell into the road on the Palisades Parkway in Stony Point just after 4pm local time, News 12 reported.

Pictures show the trunk of the tree crushing the truck.

The hood and the windshield have been destroyed and debris can be seen strewn across the road.

Cops said that the driver of the truck and rear passenger were taken to hospital, while the front passenger was killed.

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The fatality has not been identified.

The cause of the accident remains unknown but Rockland County was hit by gusty winds on Saturday and Sunday.

Police closed off the northbound lanes of the parkway as they cleared the road.

It comes just days after dad Hugo Vasquez, 67, was killed in a head-on collision on the Palisades Parkway.

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Vasquez was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla when he crashed into a Toyota TC, the Hudson Valley Post reported.

New York State Police from Orange and Rockland counties revealed that three people were injured.

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Investigations into the accident are ongoing.

The Sun has approached New York State Police for comment.

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