Woman celebrating 21st birthday killed in gruesome car crash

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LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WPIX) -– A woman out with friends, celebrating her 21st birthday, was ejected and killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Williamsburg Bridge early Thursday morning, sources say.

A single vehicle with three occupants struck a median on the Williamsburg Bridge's Manhattan side about 3:26 a.m., police said.

The car was cut in half, ejecting the 21-year-old female passenger. She was killed in the crash, according to police.

Sources later confirmed she was celebrating her 21st birthday at the time.

The two men in the front were taken to the hospital; both are off-duty traffic enforcement agents employed by the NYPD, sources say.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from Brooklyn, has been charged with driving while impaired, according to police.

The woman has yet to be identified; police said all the occupants are from New York City.

The inner roadway to Brooklyn was temporarily closed but has reopened.

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