June 24, 2017 By Jason Cohen
A Woodside man is dead and a woman critically injured after he drove his car through a red light and collided with a truck this morning on Skillman Avenue.
Steven Narvaez, 28, of Woodside, was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla westbound on Skillman Avenue at around 6:00 am when he struck an 18-wheel municipal waste truck when he blew through a red light at the intersection of Queens Blvd, according to police.
Narvaez’s vehicle came to a rest under the trailer section of the truck.
Upon arrival, officers found Narvaez unconscious and unresponsive, with severe body trauma, and a 17-year-old female passenger with trauma about her body. EMS responded and pronounced him dead at the scene and transported the woman to Elmhurst General Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
The truck operator remained on the scene and did not sustain any injuries. There were no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.