City worker killed in Queens crash involving alleged drunk driver


RICHMOND HILL, QUEENS – A New York City worker died after his vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver in Queens last week, according to WINS.

The accident took place early Thursday morning in the Richmond Hill section of the borough, at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard.

The NYPD said the driver of a Mercedes Benz C300 was speeding at about 2:30 a.m. and went through a red light at the intersection.  The Mercedes collided with a city Department of Environmental Protection truck and knocked the vehicle over.

A worker inside the truck was ejected and pinned under the vehicle.  The 38-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being taken to Jamaica Hospital.  The 40-year-old driver of the DEP truck sustained minor injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes was identified by police as 24-year-old Errick Persaud.  Authorities said his blood alcohol level was found to be above the legal limit.

Persaud was arrested and arraigned on charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving.

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