BROOKLYN — A speeding driver who fatally struck two pedestrians in Brooklyn has been arrested, police said.
Efrin Lanfranco-Perez, 21, sped through Cypress Hills in a white Acura TL sedan before hitting Delman Maldonado, 41, and Turcios Israel, 56, as well as two parked cars at the intersection of Fulton and Chestnut streets around 12:10 a.m. Monday, police said.
Maldonado was pronounced dead at the scene while Turcios succumbed to his injuries at Brookdale Hospital, police said.
Lanfranco-Perez turned himself in with a lawyer at the 75th Precinct Monday afternoon, police said, adding that he was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and one count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
Police said it was unclear if Lanfranco-Perez was intoxicated when he struck Maldonado and Israel.
A friend of the victims said the two were close and had been at a restaurant a few blocks from the scene of the fatal crash earlier in the evening.
"I left at 8 [p.m.] and they were still there," Santo Garcia, 54, told DNAinfo New York Monday. "It's very sad."