Man indicted for hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian in Brooklyn


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A man has been indicted in connection with a crash in Brooklyn that killed a pedestrian on Sept. 22, 2019, the Daily News reports.

57-year-old Ramsaran Mahabeersingh was arraigned on charges that include vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Prosecutors said the accident occurred as Mahabeersingh was driving home in his Nissan Murano after leaving the bar he owns in Ozone Park. He struck 47-year-old Anthony Gonzalez of Staten Island at about 3:15 a.m. as Gonzalez was walking across North Conduit Boulevard near Crescent Street in East New York.

Mahabeersingh hit another vehicle and then left the scene after the incident, authorities said. An investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office determined that Gonzalez’s DNA was found on the windshield of the Murano, which also had damage consistent with someone having been hit.

Family members said Gonzalez, a father of three, was headed home from work at the time he was struck.

At the arraignment, Mahabeersingh was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond.

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