Police: Brooklyn Driver Left Crash Scene That Left Passenger Dead

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 25-year-old Brooklyn man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that killed one of his passengers and injured seven others.

Police say Brian Pittsley was charged with criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said he was driving a Chevrolet Suburban with friends on Staten Island when he ran a stop sign and was struck by a Nissan Sentra Monday night.

Pittsley was arrested on Tuesday near his home. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediate clear if he had a lawyer.

One of his passengers, 18-year-old Angel Rivera, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say a 17-year-old girl’s arm was partially severed. Six other passengers in the SUV sustained minor injuries.

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  • steev


  • Ween

    Keep all of the brooklyn trash out of staten island

    • wake up ween

      Lol staten island is only brooklyn trash

  • Lock him up for good

    Life sentence will be good enough to keep this trash from doing it again.Must come from a great family LOL trashy people more like it

  • john smith

    when he ran the stop sign & got hit by the nissan sentra did he leave the scene of the accident on foot or did he flee with the car?& if he left the scene of the accident with the car did he take his innjured pasengers with him or did he just throw them all out of the car & flee with the car?

    • john smith real name is sir a-hole

      Idiot the car was left there do you have any common sense.

      • john smith

        Lick my pustule.

      • john smith dates his sister and he likes it

        John you need to read story and stop trying to think you know anything you idiot. Your comments are byond stupid.

  • Nec

    The driver could have planned his escape a little better.

  • Surfin Bird

    Why even feel sorry for the victim here? He called and asked his aunt if he can stay out for another hour and apparently lied about his whearabouts.

    All the other people that were travelling with him should be criminally charged as well.

  • Ted Kennedy

    I don’t see the problem here.

  • Vik

    No comment. He’s a low life P.O.S. ‘Nuf said.

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