Patch reported recently that a man was indicted for manslaughter in New York City on New Year’s Eve for his role in a crash that killed a man in front of his young daughter in July of 2020.
According to officials from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, a man 21 years of age was arraigned on New Year’s Eve for 16 counts connected to the July crash, in which he lost control of his sports car while driving on 39th Street and struck a man 50 years of age as the victim unloaded groceries from his minivan with his young daughter. The man was allegedly driving well over twice the legal speed limit with bald tires and a forged inspection report, while on wet roads, when he slammed into the victim. Investigators had found that a mechanic warned the suspect he could not pass an inspection with his Nissan 370Z.
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The suspect’s charges include second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second- and third-degree assault, first-, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He faces up to fifteen years in prison, according to prosecutors.
The indictment is the first to be filed by the new Street Safety Bureau of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.