Sunday, December 21, 2008

Teen Killed in Queens Wreck by Edgar Sandoval and Jonathan Lemire - NY Daily News

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A 20-year-old man was arrested after his speeding car flipped over on a Queens highway Monday, killing his friend in the passenger seat, police said.

Armish Singh "reeked of alcohol" and refused to take a Breathalyzer test after he was freed from the wrecked car that claimed the life of his pal 17-year-old Tariq Aslan, police sources said.

Singh was behind the wheel of a 2005 Nissan Altima heading east on Grand Central Parkway when he lost control at 1:30a.m., police said.

Spinning out of control, the car flipped over, and Aslan, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the Altima, police said.

Alsan, who lived in Queens Village, was killed instantly. Singh, who lives in Ozone Park, was not thrown from the car and only suffered minor injuries.

He was arrested at the grisly scene and would not cooperate with investigators, police said.

He was charged with criminally negligent homicide Monday, and law enforcement sources said additional drunken-driving charges may be added when Singh is arraigned.