JAMAICA HILLS — Two teenagers were thrown from a car and killed early Saturday morning on the Grand Central Parkway, police said, and the 20-year-old driver was charged with manslaughter, assault, criminal negligence, and driving while impaired.
Shortly after 3:50 a.m., the driver, Madosh Hansraj, lost control of a 1996 Honda Civic and smashed into a guardrail near Utopia Parkway and 188th Street, cops said.
Hansraj had been drinking, and was speeding in the center lane, and then tried to pull into the right lane, cops said. That's when he lost control of the car, sliding off the road and into the shoulder and eventually hitting a guardrail, according to police.
Three unrestrained backseat passengers, Meera Dukharan, 17, and Anil Persaud, 18, a young married couple, and a teen boy, 17, were thrown from the vehicle into the roadway, cops said. The couple was killed at the scene, cops said, and according to the NY Daily News, had a 14-month-old daughter together, named Meya. The 17-year-old boy was in serious condition at New York Hospital.
A fourth passenger in the rear seat, 21, suffered minor injuries, cops said, as well as a 19-year-old who was riding up front with Hansraj.
Police pressed charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, felony asasult, illegal speed, and driving while impaired against Hansraj on Saturday.