Driver Charged With DWI, Vehicular Manslaughter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 59-year-old mother of two died when a drunken driver struck her with his car and then drove off, police said.

Raj Chohan, 59, of Queens, had just parked her car around 7 p.m. Friday at 97th Avenue and 117th Street in Richmond Hill when she was hit by a 2013 Toyota Camry, which then fled, police told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

A police officer that was parked nearby and witnessed the incident chased after the car and arrested Vishwanand Subryan, 23, of Schenectady, several blocks away.

Subryan is charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Chohan was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. Several neighbors ran outside to try to help the woman.

“Oh man, she was bad,” one man told Schuck. “There was nothing we could do. Everybody was just standing there all confused, like they can’t believe that this happened over here. She was out cold.”

“My wife was getting ready to go out with the kid, and she screamed that somebody hit another car and ran away,” another neighbor said. “When I went to check, I saw the lady lying on the floor, but she wasn’t breathing or anything.”

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