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Woman dead, teen critical after van rear-ends tractor in NYC

November 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a woman is dead and a 14-year-old girl is in critical condition after their van rear-ended a tractor in the Bronx.

The crash happened at 7 a.m. Saturday on the Major Deegan Expressway.

Police say 30-year-old Jennifer Parisella, of Middletown, New York, was driving a Ford Econoline van when it rear-ended a tractor. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman’s 14-year-old stepdaughter and 12-year-old stepson were riding in the back seat and were taken to hospitals. Police say the girl is in critical condition.

A 28-year-old man identified as the woman’s brother was treated for a leg injury. The tractor driver was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The New York Post reports that the family was bringing produce to a New York City farmer’s market.

There were no arrests.

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