Motorist dies after being struck by alleged drunk driver on Belt Parkway in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – A driver who had stopped after a minor accident in Brooklyn was killed in a crash caused by another motorist early Monday morning, according to the New York Post.

Motorist fatally struck on Belt Parkway

(Photo from the New York Post)

The NYPD said the 35-year-old victim, identified as Peter Tse, was driving a BMW on the Belt Parkway in East New York at about 1:15 a.m. when he crashed into the back of a Honda Pilot headed west.

Tse got out of his car, and police officers responded to the scene where they parked their cruiser in the left lane with its emergency lights on. At that point, investigators said the driver of a speeding Nissan Rogue slammed into the back of the police vehicle and also hit Tse as he stood next to his car.

Tse fell over a median into the eastbound lane of the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Nissan driver, 35-year-old Audrey Edmond, was taken into custody. She now faces several charges, including manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. The driver of the Honda was not injured in the original crash.

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