Woman Celebrating 21st Birthday Killed in Williamsburg Bridge Crash (Updated)
NOW: Williamsburg Bridge reopened to BK-bound traffic. Woman ejected, killed after car goes into pillar, splits car in half. 2 men hurt. pic.twitter.com/mJlod6sHOH
— Anthony DiLorenzo (@ADiLorenzoTV) March 16, 2017
A woman celebrating her 21st birthday was killed in a horrible crash overnight on the Williamsburg Bridge. There were three people in the car, which was headed back to Brooklyn from Manhattan at about 3:15 a.m. Cops say they hit a median, splitting the car in two.
Two men, the other occupants of the Infiniti sedan, were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. The driver, 26 years old, is expected to be charged with “driving while impaired.” Channel 7 described him as an “off-duty traffic enforcement agent.”
The roadway was closed earlier this morning but has now been reopened. A witness captured phone video of the accident scene (see below).
UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Police confirm it was an NYPD traffic agent behind the wheel. His name is Stefan Hoyte. The victim’s name is Amanda Miner, a Williamsburg resident. The man in the passenger seat has been identified as 24-year-old Michael Camacho, also an off-duty traffic agent. Hoyte was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, DWI and cited for speeding.