Sources tell Eyewitness News it all began as a hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn just after 2:00 a.m.
The driver of one of the cars that was hit started chasing the reckless driver into Queens.
Several more cars were hit along the way.
Eventually the fleeing car crashed onto the sidewalk in the Woodhaven section, ejecting the driver.
He died on the scene.
The other passengers were taken to Jamaica Hospital.
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