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Bronx Chain-Accident Crash Kills Mom

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Police say black ice was the cause of a double, chain-reaction crack up on the westbound Cross Bronx Expressway Sunday morning, that left a young mother dead and her brother badly hurt.

The victims have been identified as amateur boxer Pedro Luis, 20, and his sister, Jennifer Sosa, 19.

Police say they were traveling in a Chevy Venture with eight others, when it got into a crash with several other vehicles on an overpass.

This was around 5:49 a.m.

According to investigators, Luis and Sosa got out to inspect the damage from the first freak accident, when another one occurred. They say a 1999 Toyota Corolla careened into them, and sent them flying over a jersey carrier/wall, resulting in a 75-foot drop into the sand pit of a construction site below at the corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Brush Avenue in Unionport.

EMS rushed the Luis and Sosa to Jacobi Hospital, where doctors pronounced the young mother dead. Her brother is listed in critical condition.

The dual, chain-reaction crash which involved a total of nine vehicles, left 14 people hurt. They are expected to survive.

 

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.