MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – A man is under arrest in connection with a car accident in Manhattan that claimed the lives of two pedestrians, according to a report by WPIX.
This is an update to a previous story.
The suspect, identified as Leandro A. Diaz-Ramirez, was arrested on Wednesday for the incident that occurred Aug. 3 at West 207th Street and Sherman Avenue in the Inwood section.
Police said the driver of a BMW was traveling north on Sherman Avenue and crashed into a Subaru Forester SUV going south. One of the drivers had apparently gone through a red light prior to the collision.
The impact caused the Subaru to collide with two parked cars that were unoccupied and then jump onto a sidewalk, where it struck two men.
One of them was pronounced dead after being rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. He was identified as 31-year-old Joel Adames, who reportedly lived a block away from the crash scene. The other victim was identified as 40-year-old David Fernandez of the Bronx.
The accident left five other people injured, three seriously. Five cars were damaged or totaled in the wreck.
Diaz-Ramirez was behind the wheel of one of the cars and was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault.
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