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4 dead after car flips into East River in Astoria, Queens

Four people are dead after a vehicle flipped

Four people are dead after a vehicle flipped into a creek off the East River in Queens Friday night. (April 5, 2014 10:09 AM)

(AP) - A car heading down a dead-end street in a desolate Queens industrial area flipped over a wooden curb into a creek, killing four young people returning from a birthday celebration, police and friends of the victims said Saturday.

The driver escaped serious injury and told officers at the scene in the Astoria section of Queens that the four were trapped in the submerged car.

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