Last Thursday, 40-year-old Francis-Aung Lu struck five teenagers in Queens after losing control of his vehicle. We're sad to report that one of the teens has passed away. DNAinfo says that 13-year-old Michael Gomez died at Elmhurst Hospital on Sunday, but his cause of death is still unclear. A medical examiner is still trying to determine if his death was related to the crash.
The examiner was also unable to confirm a report that Gomez died of an asthma attack. Last week, it was reported that Gomez only suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, so Gothamist called the medical examiner to follow up on another New York Post report that he fell victim to an asthma attack. As of yesterday afternoon, they had not received any official word.
While Lu has not been charged, the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the matter.