Police arrest Sheepshead Bay man in fatal Belt Parkway crash

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Police arrested a Sheepshead Bay man on charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and three counts of vehicular assault after he allegedly collided with another car, killing one person and injured two others near exit four of the Belt Parkway on July 12.

The crash occurred near the highway’s Verrazano Bridge-bound exit at Bay Eighth Street just before 2 am, when the arrested driver was allegedly traveling in the wrong direction on the highway — traveling towards Bath Beach on the Bay Ridge-bound side — in his Volkswagen sport utility vehicle. Police say he driver crashed head-on with a Honda Accord that had two passengers.

Emergency medical personnel transported the drivers of both vehicles to Maimonides Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition, police said. And medical personnel also transported the Honda’s two passengers to Lutheran Hospital, where the man in the backseat was pronounced dead, and the woman in the front passenger seat is listed in stable condition.

The Police Department’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is conducting an investigation, police said.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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