Car Accident In Brooklyn (NYC) Kills 32 Year-Old Woman: Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter And DWI

Andrew Kelly, a NYPD police officer, has been charged with second degree vehicular manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) after reportedly striking a 32 year-old Brooklyn woman with his car. Officer Kelly also received a ticket for speeding after the incident. The 32 year-old woman was reportedly trying to hail a cab. She died from her injuries.

The accident allegedly occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on September 27, 2009 near Avenue N and East 56th in Brooklyn, NY. Officer Kelly refused to take a chemical test at the scene and a court-ordered blood test conducted seven hours later found no alcohol in his system.

He was arraigned and released on $200,000 bail.

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Website Resources:

Officer Indicted in Accident That Killed Brooklyn Woman, New York Times, Al Baker and Sewell Chan, October 14, 2009.

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