MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – A driver is facing charges in connection with a deadly car accident on the FDR Drive on Manhattan’s Upper East side early Friday morning, according to WNBC.
Police said a 33-year-old man was driving a late model Infiniti northbound near 71st Street when he lost control and crashed into a retaining wall at about 4:41 a.m., causing the vehicle to burst into flames.
The driver managed to escape, but two women who were passengers were trapped in the car and were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as 35-year-old Kesha Montez of Yonkers and 29-year-old Mahogany Robinson of Columbus, Ohio
The driver was transported to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
The driver was taken into custody on DWI-related charges, authorities said. Investigators said speed is believed to have been a contributing factor in the wreck.
The northbound FDR was closed at 74th Street for over six hours, causing major traffic delays during Friday morning’s rush hour.
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