One NYPD officer died early Sunday morning in the Bronx after a van carrying several officers crashed into a median on the Bruckner Expressway at around 5 a.m. Eight other officers were injured and taken to several local hospitals.

Details of the accident have not been released except that the NYPD van appeared to be the only vehicle in the crash. According to the New York Times, "The officers, assigned to the 47th Precinct in the north Bronx, had been heading south to a special detail in Manhattan related to the start of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, the police said."

None of the eight NYPD officers admitted to the hospital had life-threatening injuries.

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