NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut man is facing DWI charges after a teenager was killed in a hit-and-run in Queens.
It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday on the Long Island Expressway near Woodhaven Boulevard.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
According to police, a 19-year-old man on a dirt bike and a 23-year-old man on a moped were traveling in the westbound lanes of the expressway when both were struck from behind by a sedan.
Both victims were thrown into the roadway. The driver of the sedan allegedly drove off.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
Police say the victims were taken to a local hospital, where the 19-year-old was pronounced dead. The victim’s identity has not been released.
The 23-year-old was last reported to be in stable condition.
The sedan was later found in the western part of Queens, and the driver, 20-year-old Jorge Serrano, of Torrington, Connecticut, was taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
Serrano is facing multiple charges, including vehicular manslaughter, DWI and leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death.