1 person was killed and another injured in a suspected DWI crash at Foster Avenue and East 55th Street in Brooklyn.
Off-duty Cop Arrested on DWI Charges After Fatal Crash in East Flatbush
An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested on drunk driving and related charges following a fatal crash in East Flatbush early Sunday morning.
According to the police, the crash occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Foster Avenue and East 55th Street. 47-year-old Rohan Shaw was driving a 2019 Nissan GT-R eastbound on Foster when he crashed head-on into the side of a 2012 Mazda 6.
Police suspect that the Mazda ran through a stop sign on East 55th Street before the collision. Upon impact, the Mazda lost control and spun into a telephone pole, according to the police. The Mazda driver then abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
A 23-year-old woman in the Mazda was hospitalized at Brookdale Hospital, where she later died. Her name has not yet been released. A 22-year-old female passenger in that vehicle was hospitalized in serious but stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
Shaw was not injured in the drunk driving accident. He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, driving while ability impaired, reckless driving, and speeding. He has also been suspended without pay pending an investigation.