Two different versions of events, but they are equally tragic.
2 Women Killed in Queens Livery Cab Accident
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two women are dead after riding in a livery cab that was struck by an SUV whose driver was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving.
The accident happened shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday in the Astoria section of Queens.
Police said a white Range Rover was going west on 31st Avenue when it collided with the cab going south on 34th Street.
The cab's two passengers, 41-year-old Bessy Velasquez and 30-year-old Panayiota Demetriou, were pronounced dead at Astoria General Hospital.
The driver of the Range Rover, 24-year-old Daryush Omar of Plainview, Long Island, was arrested on charges including vehicular manslaughter, criminially negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
QUEENS (WABC) -- The driver of an SUV has been arrested under suspicion of DWI, in Queens after crashing into a taxi driver and his passenger killing them.
The cars involved in the crash remained on the scene, early Sunday morning. The accident took place around 3 a.m.
Police say the 23-year-old driver of the Ranger Rover t-boned the livery cab that was traveling on 34th street.
Police say the impact was so strong, the livery cab was sent 80 feet down the avenue.
A third car, which was parked on the side of the street, was also involved in the accident.
Police continue to investigate the high speed crash.