Victim of Fatal Briarwood Accident Was Flung Off Moving Car: Court Docs
QUEENS — A woman who died in a fatal accident on a Briarwood street Saturday morning was flung off a moving car after a booze-fueled fight, authorities said.
The woman, Latrisha Been, 31, of Springfield Gardens, had been drinking with the suspect, Carl Alvear, 34, of Maspeth, on Saturday, according to the criminal complaint. Alvear, 34 was charged with manslaughter for recklessly causing a death.
Been and Alvear had an argument and afterwards the suspect got into his car, according to the complaint. As he tried to close the car door, Been tried to keep it open.
Alvear began driving away. When he made a right turn, she lost her grip and fell to the groud on the Van Wyck Expressway, near 87th Avenue about 4:50 a.m., hitting the pavement and "sustaining injuries that caused her death," according to the criminal complaint.
Alvear allegedly fled the scene, cops said.
Been was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but declared dead on arrival, police said.
The driver had no prior arrests, police said. He is due back in court on August 16.