THE BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — Shelly Vilsaint, of Bayonne, New Jersey, has been identified as the victim in a fiery fatal vehicle crash in New York Tuesday morning.

Vilsaint, 49, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in The Bronx early Tuesday morning.


According to reports, Vilsaint was operating a Range Rover on Cross Bronx Expressway near University Avenue, when the vehicle came into rear-end contact with a stopped tractor-trailer carrying mail around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Range Rover was then rear-ended by a second big-rig. All three vehicle then burst into flames.

Vilsaint was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries at the scene.

The truck drivers were uninjured in the wreck.

No charges have been filed and no one was cited at the scene.

Vilsaint was a special education teacher for the New York City public schools.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: The Bronx is a borough of New York City. It’s known for Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees baseball team. Dating from 1899, the vast Bronx Zoo houses hundreds of species of animals. Nearby, the sprawling New York Botanical Garden features a landmark greenhouse with rainforest and cactus displays. By the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a landscaped public garden with wooded paths and a cultural center – wikipedia.