Three people are dead after a vehicle crashed into the water in Long Island City Saturday morning, police said.
The tragic incident happened at around 4:45 a.m. on Borden Avenue.
The three unidentified males were pulled from a submerged vehicle in Newtown Creek, a 3.5-mile long tributary of the East River.
The vehicle was still in the water as of 8 a.m., according to an NYPD spokesman, who said the victims were in critical condition when they were rushed to Cornell Medical Center.
“Speed was a factor in the crash,” the spokesman said.
A witness told The Post that between 3:45-4 a.m. he saw a “souped-up black sedan with a modified exhaust speeding down a dead-end street” on Borden Avenue.
The witness said the vehicle “dropped gear” and attempted to make a right turn, but mid-turn, the car “goes sideways over a hefty makeshift concrete skateboarding…