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Motorist Killed By Suspected Drunk-Driver in Kew Gardens Hills Friday: NYPD

The intersection of Union Turnpike and Parsons Boulevard (Google Maps)

Nov. 20, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A man is dead after a suspected drunk-driver slammed into his car in Kew Gardens Hills early Friday.

Daniel Crawford, 52, was driving a gray Toyota Camry at the Union Turnpike and Parsons Boulevard intersection at around 4:15 a.m. when the driver of a Mercedes Benz sedan plowed into his car, according to police.

Crawford, a New Jersey resident, was driving southbound on Parsons Boulevard and was struck by the Mercedes upon entering the Union Turnpike intersection. The Mercedes – which was traveling eastbound on Union Turnpike – struck the right-hand side of Crawford’s Toyota.

The Mercedes driver, a 22 year-old-man, then lost control of his vehicle and hit a parked Ford Fusion which was unoccupied.

Crawford was transferred to Queens Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Mercedes driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to police.

He has not been arrested and charges are still pending.

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Sara Ross

Too many drivers who have only been allowed to drink legally for 1 year are driving luxury cars and killing innocent people. They should not only have their license taken away from them but should have their freedom taken away. Their victims’ families can only see them if they go to the cemetery because they were irresponsible for drinking more than they should have and nobody that they were with (who also should be made responsible) didn’t stop these morons from getting behind the wheel. My heart goes out to Mr. Crawford’s family for this senseless loss.

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