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Speeding BMW kills NYC college student

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A New York college student was killed in a horrific crash when his minivan was struck by a speeding, out-of-control BMW.

Jamal Iqbal, 23, was pronounced dead after the crash, which occurred about 11:45pm Saturday in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay neighborhood.

"His mom is in shock. She keeps saying, 'My son! My son!'" said Azeem Ullah, a longtime friend of Iqual's.

The driver of the BMW M6, a 26-year-old man, lost control of his vehicle, authorities said. It struck the center divider, then crossed over into oncoming traffic, where it hit the Ford Windstar driven by Iqbal.

The driver was taken to Kings County Hospital and his passenger, a 30-year-old woman, was taken to Lutheran Medical Center. Both were in stable condition Sunday.

Iqbal was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital.

Police confirmed that the BMW was speeding. They are investigating the crash but have not yet determined whether there was any criminality.

Iqbal was born in Pakistan and was studying medicine at a Long Island university, Ullah said. He lived with his parents in Sheepshead Bay.

"I'm shocked," Ullah said. "He was always there for everybody. I've known him for so long. He didn't deserve that."

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