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Queens Crash Leaves 1 Driver Dead, 1 Injured

Police: 1 Car Was Broadsided, Other Sent Crashing Onto Lawn
Howard Beach Fatal Crash

One driver was killed, and another injured, in a crash in Howard Beach, Queens early Saturday. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A motorist was killed early Saturday when a crash sent his vehicle plowing through a low brick wall and onto a lawn in Howard Beach, Queens.

A second driver was also injured, and was later charged in connection with the crash.

Around 1 a.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to the scene of an accident at 159th Avenue and 98th Street in Queens.

They learned that a 23-year-old man had been driving his Ford sedan south on 98th Street when he collided with a 2001 Saturn operated by Jimmy Sinisi, 38, of Queens.

The Saturn was broadsided and the driver’s side was smashed in, police told 1010 WINS. The Ford crashed through a brick retaining wall and a railing, onto a front lawn, and into the front door stoop of a house, police said.

Sinisi was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The other driver – James Celauro of Queens – was later charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while ability impaired, police said. Earlier, he was reported in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

Howard Beach Fatal Crash

One driver was killed, and another injured, in a crash in Howard Beach, Queens early Saturday. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

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