Grand Central Parkway crash leaves 2 dead, driver charged, NYPD says – New York News

Two passengers in a BMW were killed and the driver faces multiple charges after a four-vehicle crash Sunday morning on the Grand Central Parkway that closed parts of the busy roadway throughout the day, the NYPD said.

Several others injured in the 6:30 a.m. crash were transported to various hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Among the injured were residents of Bellerose, New Hyde Park and Brooklyn, police said.

Both victims killed in the crash also lived in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokesman said early Monday.

Layon Campbell, 34, was sitting in the front passenger seat and was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. Akeam Grant, 16, sitting in the backseat, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 2014 BMW, Andrew Shakespeare, 33, of Roselle, New Jersey, was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, the NYPD said. He was expected to be arraigned Monday and was being held at Queens Central Booking, police said.

Shakespeare refused to take sobriety tests but had “watery, bloodshot eyes,” the…

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