Woman Killed in Queens Hit-And-Run, Police Arrest Allegedly Drunk Driver
By Claire Cameron on September 14, 2013 11:41am
RICHMOND HILL — An allegedly intoxicated driver who tried to flee after striking and fatally injuring a woman in Queens has been charged in her murder, according to police.
Police responded to the Richmond Hill crash on the corner of 117th Street and 97th Avenue at 7:01 p.m. on Friday to find the unconscious Raj K. Chohan, 59, of College Point, lying in the roadway, the NYPD said. EMS crews rushed Chohan to Jamaica Hospital for treatment, where she was later pronounced dead.
An initial investigation of the scene revealed that Chohan had been walking alongside the parked cars on 117th Street when she was struck by a vehicle heading northbound, police said.
The driver took off after the accident, but witnesses identified the vehicle as a grey 2013 Toyota Camry and Vishwanand Subryan, 23, of Schenectady, was identified and arrested not far from the scene, police said.
Subryan was charged with criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and driving while intoxicated.
An investigation into the crime is still ongoing, police said.