NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A teenager was killed in an early morning crash Tuesday in Chinatown.
Police say the driver was speeding and lost control of the car shortly after exiting the Manhattan Bridge. The vehicle hit a curb, rammed into a light pole and crashed into a fire hydrant before flipping over.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
The crash killed a 17-year-old passenger in the vehicle, identified by police as Shareef Bellerand of Brooklyn.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The driver, 22-year-old Gerald Joseph, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Police said he was later arrested for DWI.MORE NEWS: Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer At Metropolitan Opera On Historic Night At Lincoln Center