BENSONHURST, BROOKLYN – New York City police said a car accident in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon left two people dead.
According to a report by NY1, the incident occurred on 18th Avenue near 64th Street in Bensonhurst shortly before 1 p.m.
Police said a man lost control while driving a Toyota Camry and collided with a Honda HR-V, causing both vehicles to hit a pedestrian. The Toyota then hit a Chevrolet Equinox on 18th Avenue, while a tire came off the Camry and hit a parked vehicle.
The pedestrian who was struck, a 60-year-old woman, was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and pronounced dead. The driver of the Honda, a 51-year-old man, also died in the crash. A 49-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Honda was listed in critical condition at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. Four other people injured in the wreck were reported in stable condition at area hospitals.
The driver of the Toyota, 49-year-old Vitaliy Konoplyov of Coney Island, stayed at the scene. He was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter. Police said he was driving without a license.
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