Teenage driver charged in East Harlem hit-and-run that killed motorcyclist

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EAST HARLEM, NEW YORK, NY – Police said a teenage driver is facing charges after a deadly collision with a motorcyclist in East Harlem Tuesday morning, according to the New York Post.

Motorcyclist fatally struck by vehicle in East Harlem

(Photo from the New York Post)

The 46-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Chona White, was riding east down East 112th Street at about 10:15 a.m. As he crossed 2nd Avenue, he collided with a southbound Mazda sedan driven by a 15-year-old boy, investigators said.

White was thrown from the bike and was pronounced dead after being taken to Metropolitan Hospital. The NYPD said the driver fled the scene and the vehicle was found about a block away near East 111th Street and 2nd Avenue.

The teen was arrested about two hours later after returning to the accident scene. He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

It was not yet clear who owns the Mazda involved in the crash. The Daily News reported that the incident occurred about a block and a half away from White’s East Harlem home.

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