The New York Daily News reported on Monday, September 28 about a Queens woman who was killed in a tragic crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver Saturday evening.
The incident took place on Rockaway Boulevard near the Nassau County border around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. A 32-year-old woman was a passenger in a friend’s BMW as it hurtled down the road past an unmarked NYPD vehicle that pursued them. The BMW’s data recorder clocked the vehicle at 97 miles per hour, just moments before the driver slammed into a fence and several trees. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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The driver emerged from the grass and woods when police arrived, allegedly drunk, and told police that he had lost control of the vehicle and that his friend was in the passenger seat. He refused a blood-alcohol test. According to reports from the New York City Police Department, the driver, a 35-year-old man, had a long string of arrests for drunken driving in multiple states dating back to 2008, and is currently held without bail facing charges of vehicular homicide with a possible sentence of up to 25 years behind bars.
The victim is survived by her sister and 11-year-old son.