A man is facing charges for fatally striking a woman on a dangerous stretch of road in Harlem and fleeing the scene of the collision before crashing his SUV into another car, police said.
Tyrik Cooper, 27, was driving his SUV down on Amsterdam Avenue on Friday night when he struck 26-year-old Erica Imbasciani in the intersection of West 141st Street, police said. Cooper’s SUV pinned Imbasciani into a parked car, police said.
EMS rushed Imbasciani to St. Luke’s hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.
The driver fled the scene and came to a stop when it crashed into another SUV waiting at a traffic light in the intersection of Hamilton Place and West 138 Street, police said. Cooper was arrested at the scene of the second crash.
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The Bronx resident is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular assault, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, and operating a vehicle with no license, police said.