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NYPD officer, 42, dies in car crash on BQE

ELMHURST — A city homicide detective from Long Island died Saturday following a crash on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, police said.

Timothy Duffy, 42, was driving east-bound on the Kosciusko Bridge when he crashed his Toyota Camry into the back of a garbage truck around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Duffy was declared dead at Elmhurst Hospital an hour later, officials said.

The detective was a 16-year veteran of the NYPD and worked in Brooklyn, police said.

The two people in the garbage truck were not injured.

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