Driver charged in deadly Grand Central Parkway crash

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

A 33-year-old Roselle man was arrested and charged in connection with a crash on the Grand Central Parkway yesterday that killed two passengers who were in the vehicle with him, NYPD police today.

The crash happened at about 6:30 on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway near 188th Street in Jamaica Estates.

The SUV then struck a third auto, causing that vehicle and Shakespeare's SUV to overturn.

Shakespeare struck two vehicles after crossing over three lanes of traffic before hitting the guard rail and crossing into the eastbound lanes. Campbell died two hours later at a nearby hospital.

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A 38-year-old woman who was traveling east in a Mercedes SUV swerved to miss the two vehicles and rolled her auto before coming to rest against the shoulder of the highway.

Shakespeare suffered only a minor head injury and was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital where he was arrested when refused to submit to a sobriety test, police said.

Andrew Shakespeare, 33, of Roselle, faces charges including DWI, reckless driving and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, police said.

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