In the early morning hours of Friday, a South Korea woman was killed in an accident while riding in the car of her fiancé.
The victim, identified by police as 24 year old Nara An, had arrived in New York in September to visit her fiancé and had plans to return home in a few days.
The accident occurred after the victim’s fiancé, Kyung Song, 29, plowed his 2014 Porsche Cayman into the back of a parked school bus.The collision happened on Sanford Ave. in Flushing, Queens, cops said.
The impact tore apart the front half of Kyung’s $64,000 Porsche — the inebriated driver escaped with only minor injuries. Sadly An was mortally wounded.
Upon seeing his fiancé’s lifeless and broken body,Kyung tried to strangle himself with the string from his hoodie in a failed suicide attempt.Kyung told invest igators that An, or as he called her, “Alice” — had begged him to slow down as they were driving home from a nearby bar.
Kyung confessed to detectives that he had downed six beers and three shots before getting behind the wheel. Police said Kyung’s blood alcohol content was 0.176,which is more than twice the legal limit.
Kyung is studying pharmacology at Long Island University. He has been charged with a DWI and Vehicular Manslaughter on Friday night and was ordered to be held on $750,000 bail.
Kyung has been placed on a suicide watch at his lawyer’s request.
Nara An, the victim, was an employee at Sagwa Namoo, a local Flushing karaoke bar, police said.
After the accident, Kyung’s Facebook profile showed a photo of the car he was driving when the accident occurred.
Kyung lived with his parents and kept a low profile, neighbors in Island Park, L.I. said.
Neighborhood residents said they were surprised when they first saw the flashy black Porsche in the reserved family’s driveway.
“They’ve been here for a number of years. Very quiet, nice people,” Speight, 57, said. “The car was noticeable. All of a sudden he had this (Porsche). It seemed out of place.”
Kyung’s neighbor Pauline Molan, 85, said she often saw Song working in the garden. “He used to wave to me,” she said. “I feel so bad for that family. It’s going to hang over their heads forever. If it was my son, I would break apart.”
NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis reports, of the 10,076 people who died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in 2013, 6,515 (65%) were drivers with BACs of .08 or higher. The remaining fatalities consisted of 2,724 motor vehicle occupants (27%) and 837
It is estimated that each day, on average, there are 300,000 drunk drivers on the road across the nation. On average, 27 people are killed per day in a drunk driving collision. Every 90 seconds someone is injured in an alcohol related collision. One in every three people will be involved in an accident related to drunk driving in their lifetime. One in every three people that are convicted of a DUI are repeat offenders.
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