18-year-old facing charges in deadly Staten Island hit-and-run crash

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STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – A young man is under arrest and facing charges following a car accident that killed a woman on Staten Island last week.

Teen charged in Staten Island hit-and-run

(Photo from Staten Island Advance)

According to the Staten Island Advance, 18-year-old Prince Nesbitt-Hall of Rahway, New Jersey is the suspect in the case.

The crash occurred in the area of Elson Street and Lamberts Lane in the Graniteville neighborhood last Tuesday night. Police said Nesbitt-Hall went through a stop sign while driving a stolen Honda Accord at a high rate of speed on Elson Street. The vehicle crashed into a Mercedes-Benz heading east on Lamberts Lane. A front-seat passenger in the Mercedes, 68-year-old Kauder Akhund of Bulls Head, was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center. The driver, a 70-year-old man, was critically injured.

Nesbitt-Hall allegedly fled the scene on foot following the wreck. Police said he later went to a precinct to file a report about a robbery involving the stolen car, but investigators determined that he was the person wanted for the hit-and-run.  According to the Daily News, police said Nesbitt-Hall was hoping to convince investigators that someone else had been driving the Honda.

He now faces multiple charges, including manslaughter, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Authorities say he did not have a valid driver’s license.

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