Driver dies after vehicle flips in air, explodes, sets fire

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A driver has died after he lost control on a Queens expressway early Monday and his vehicle flipped in the air, landing in a parking lot just outside Kennedy Airport where it exploded, setting a fire that quickly spread to other vehicles, police said.

The doomed driver was zipping east on the Nassau Expressway when he lost control near exit 1S about 3:30 a.m., cops said.

His vehicle overturned in the air, landing in a parking lot near 152nd Ave. and 126th St. in South Ozone Park, just outside JFK Airport.

The vehicle exploded and spread to multiple cars parked in the lot.

The driver died at the scene. Cops were working to identify him.

One firefighter hurt battling the blaze was taken with minor injuries to Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Sixty firefighters responded to the scene.

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