NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have charged a man who they say struck two women, one fatally, while backing his SUV into a parking space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Edwin Carrasco of Paterson, N.J., was charged Friday with driving with a suspended license, unsafe backing and failure to exercise due care.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/26 Wednesday Morning Forecast
Authorities said the 38-year-old was backing up his 2008 Ford Explorer into a spot on Amsterdam Avenue near West 98th Street when the accident occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday.
The impact was enough to dent the back of the driver’s vehicle, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.READ MORE: Parise's 3rd-Period Goal Lifts Islanders Past Flyers
It’s not immediately known if the 38-year-old suspect has a lawyer.
Police say 78-year-old Yolanda Casal, who lived just a few blocks away, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 41-year-old woman was listed in stable condition.
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