- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police have arrested the driver in a midtown Manhattan car crash that killed a passenger.

Police say 32-year-old Shiva Sharma, of Wyandanch, Long Island, was arrested Tuesday on vehicular manslaughter charges. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.

Police say Sharma was driving northbound on Sixth Avenue outside the Warwick Hotel when he lost control and struck a fire hydrant near 54th Street early Tuesday morning.

Police say the passenger, identified as 33-year-old Juan Avila, of Jackson Heights, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Sharma was hospitalized in critical condition.

Investigators were looking into whether speed was a factor.


Information from: WNBC-TV, https://www.nbcnewyork.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide