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NYPD: Driver decapitated after slamming into truck

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New York,New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a driver fleeing officers after a traffic stop was decapitated after he slammed into the back of a stopped flatbed truck.

Police said Thursday that 22-year-old Leroy Samuel was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday's accident on a Brooklyn highway.

They say a female passenger with back and neck pain was rushed to a hospital in stable condition.

They say the 22-year-old Brooklyn man sped away in a 2003 Infinity shortly after he was stopped by police near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

They believe Samuel was trying to get off the expressway at Atlantic Avenue when he crashed into the tractor trailer, which was stopped at a traffic light.

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