The New York Daily News reported recently that a Staten Island man is now facing manslaughter charges following a motor vehicle accident on the Gowanus Expressway that killed his passenger back in March of 2021.
According to a news release issued by officials with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, the incident took place along the Gowanus Expressway in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A man from Staten Island, 30 years of age, was allegedly driving down the Gowanus Expressway in a 2013 BMW at a high rate of speed, reportedly in excess of 75 miles per hour.
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He allegedly didn’t even apply his brakes until half a second before he rear-ended a tractor-trailer. His passenger, a woman 30 years of age, was killed in the collision. After registering an alleged 0.14 BAC at the hospital two hours later, the man was charged with DWI, and now faces vehicular manslaughter charges for the same accident.
The man allegedly claims he was not driving and that the actual driver fled the scene on foot. Police reported that the man has a previous DWI conviction. He is out on bail and, if convicted, will face up to fifteen years in prison for his role in the accident.