JFK AIRPORT — A collision between a city bus and an SUV at a parking lot at John F. Kennedy International Airport killed an airport employee and sent others to the hospital last week.
A 26-year-old worker at the airport was killed when the Chevy Suburban he was riding in was struck by a B15 bus around 10:30 p.m. at a parking lot near PanAm Road at the airport May 18, a representative from the Port Authority said.
Although the PA did not release the victim’s name, a Barbadian news organizations called the Nation News said he was Miguel King and his family hailed from the Caribbean nation.
The driver of the vehicle, who also worked at the airport, sustained critical injuries and was taken to Jamaica Hospital, according to the spokesman. The Nation News identified him as Kareem France.
Seven occupants on the bus were injured in the crash and some were taken to Jamaica Hospital for treatment, the spokesman said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation as of press time Tuesday, according to the Port Authority. No criminality was suspected and there were no arrests as of press time.
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