Michael Kosanovich crushed to death by Lexus that was remotely started

Michael Kosanovich crushed to death by Lexus that was remotely started

December 12, 2019

A 21-year-old pedestrian was crushed to death by a Lexus in Queens that was remotely started and twice rolled over him, police said Thursday.

Michael Kosanovich, of South Amboy, New Jersey, was standing between two parked 2002 Lexus vehicles around 9:45 p.m. Friday in South Jamaica when the operator of one of the cars mistakenly activated the remote control ignition system, according to police.

The luxury car lurched forward and pinned him in between the two cars, leading bystanders to rush to his aid, cops said.

They were able to push the vehicle off Kosanovich, but it rolled over again and crushed him a second time, authorities said.

Kosanovich was ultimately freed by the good Samaritans and rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he died the next day from internal injuries, according to police.

According to an obituary, Kosanovich was a graduate of New Jersey’s Sayreville War Memorial High School and worked at Barclay Environmental.

His funeral was held Thursday at The Gundrum Service in South Amboy, the obituary said.

It’s unclear whether the owner of the vehicle is cooperating with authorities, but no criminal charges have been filed. NYPD said they’re continuing to investigate the incident.

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