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A 36-year-old man killed himself with a shot to the head while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge on Monday night, police said.
The man was heading northbound from Queens toward the Bronx in a 1999 Chevy Silverado when he took his own life just before he arrived at the tollbooth, cops said.
After the driver pulled the trigger at 7:11 p.m., police said, the man’s silver pickup truck slammed into another car and then careened into a tollbooth entrance.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man — whose name was withheld pending family notification — in cardiac arrest, fire officials said. He died at the scene about 40 minutes later, police said.
Three people were treated for minor injuries at the scene, fire officials said.
A firearm was recovered, police said, and according to preliminary reports, it was a .25-caliber.
Police cordoned off lane 16 of the toll plaza — where the man’s truck came to a stop — for hours after the incident to investigate.