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Elmhurst Man Dead After Suffering ‘Cardiac Episode’ and Crashing Car on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

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Dec. 26, 2018 By Meghan Sackman

An Elmhurst man died on Christmas Day after suffering a cardiac episode and crashing his car on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, police said.

Wilfredo Alvarez, 60, was driving his 1991 Honda Civic west on the avenue when he crashed into a Toyota Rav 4 at Elbertson Street at around 1:20 a.m.

Alvarez had suffered an apparent cardiac episode, and lost control of his car before crashing into the front of the Toyota, which was unoccupied, police said.

Responding officers found Alvarez unconscious and unresponsive inside the car, and with trauma to his body. He was then rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation is still ongoing by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.

Roosevelt Avenue and Elbertson Street (Google Maps)

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JHeights my whole life

Rest in peace Mr. Alvarez and love to the loved ones. You went home for Christmas and will be missed. God bless Wilfredo.

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