MANHATTAN, NEW YORK – A news report on nydailynews.com states that a man from New Jersey who is seminary school was killed in a hit-and-run in Manhattan, New York. NYPD officers stated that the fatal accident was devastating to the local churchgoing community. The 29-year-old seminarian was killed on Tuesday night when a 23-year-old driver collided with him with his black 2007 Honda Accord, police said.
The victim is an immigrant from Vietnam who was studying to become a priest in South Orange, New Jersey. According to Bishop James Checchio, the victim is a very loving and prayerful man Who is always ready to help someone in need. He was also a welcoming face who was known in several local area parishes.
The victim was driving his black Honda cord and was attempting to cross a service Road by the waterside Plaza Apartments located on E. 26th St. in Kips Bay when a hit-and-run driver hit the victim’s car.
Emergency medical services transported the victim to a local area Bellevue Hospital, where he tragically passed away due to his accident injuries. Following the accident, the Hit-and-run driver continue to drive toward uptown, stated police officers. According to police, the suspect’s car broke down along the FDR drive at 53rd St. At that moment, law-enforcement officers took the suspect into custody and he has been criminally charged with refusing to take a breathalyzer test, leaving the scene of an accident, vehicle or manslaughter, and several other criminal offenses.
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