After a fatal vehicle accident on Monday in Bensonhurst, which left two people dead and five others injured, a guy was taken into custody in Brooklyn and charged.
Vitaliy Konoplyov, age 49, is being held in lieu of a cash bail of $250,000 and a bond of $1,000,000.
According to the complaint, Konoplyov was “trying to beat the light” at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 64th Street when he collided with one of the victim’s Honda HR-Vs.
As a result of the collision, the Honda HR-V lost control and injured a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.
It has been determined that the pedestrian who was crossing the street at the age of 60 is Leung Yuet and that the driver of the Honda who was 51 years old is Stancho Stanchev. Both victims died, and at least five additional persons were hurt as a result of the incident.
Konoplyov, who was driving with a suspended license because he had not paid his summons, was charged with two counts of manslaughter and two counts of the aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle.
These charges were brought against him because he had killed two people while driving with a suspended license.