Owner Of SUV In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Not Charged

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police were continuing their investigation into a fatal hit-and-run in Brooklyn Sunday.

Manuel Tzajguachiac, 25, had come to Brooklyn about six months ago to raise cash from various jobs he was doing to send back to his wife and family in Guatemala. He was struck and killed around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 65th Street and 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst by a dark-colored SUV that fled the scene.

He passed away at Lutheran Hospital.

Police found the vehicle hours later, and took the owner in for questioning. He was not charged with any crime, and was let go.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports


One Comment

  1. The Truth says:

    Typical welfare cases. NYPD and FDNY. Not hero’s but zero’s. Where is the A.G. on this? Biggest Mafia Families in the country!

  2. ed says:

    the NYPD is a joke. NYC is the only place where everyone is a crazy & lousy driver who will kill you with their vehicle and walk away scott free. I just don’t understand this. Everytime someone gets hurt bad or gets killed, the driver of the vehicle never goes to jail.


  3. mikes says:

    Why are you only telling part of the story, the driver of the SUV was a NYC firefighter who’s brother is a NYC police officer…He went home sobered up called his brother who instucted him to turn himself in when enough time had elapsed so he would not be charged with a DWI.

  4. Jerry Corso says:

    Since when did fleeing the scene of an accident become legal ?? Please educate us NYPD.

  5. JasonS says:

    Not mentioned here is that the killer hit and run driver, who should now be in jail, is a firefighter whose brother is in the NYPD. This is, of course, why he was released without charge, when anyone else would have been arrested on the spot and held in custody. The NYPD is doing itself no favors with this one, their usual corruption out on display for everyone to see as usual.

    1. Carol says:

      It’s been a month and I can’t comprehend why it’s taking so long to get to the bottom of whether this firefighter was indeed driving the van and to make an arrest. Why aren’t the victim’s familty demanding justice? Have they been bribed in some way? This is utter nonsense because it’s quite obvious this man was behind the wheel. A black man would have long been on Rykers and remanded without bail.

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