A police officer died early this morning after crashing his car into a tree by Kings Highway in Brooklyn.
The 22-year-old officer, whose name has not yet been released, was off-duty at the time of the accident.
He was driving west when he crashed into the tree between Beverley Road and Tilden Avenue.
The officer was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.
It is not yet known why the officer's care went out of control.