A man died Saturday night after he drove off the West Side Highway around 96th Street and slammed into a tree.
The man, 68-year-old New Yorker Jose Ramon Cruz, was driving south in a Lincoln Navigator around 7:30 p.m. when another driver changed lanes, causing Cruz to swerve off the highway into a tree, according to police. Cruz was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital West. No arrests were made, but police are continuing to investigate.