NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn driver faces manslaughter charges after authorities say he deliberately crashed into a fleeing bicyclist allegedly caught breaking into the driver’s vehicle moments earlier.
The Daily News reports that 41-year-old Korey Johnson was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday in connection with the Monday morning crash in Bushwick that killed 47-year-old Donald Roberts.
Authorities say Johnson and his girlfriend had confronted Roberts after catching him trying to break into Johnson’s SUV. They say Roberts slashed at them with a screwdriver, injuring the girlfriend, before fleeing on his electric bicycle.
Authorities say Johnson got into his SUV and drove against oncoming traffic before slamming into the bike rider, who was crushed against a row of parked cars.
Information on Johnson’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com
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