A College Point man was arrested Nov. 6 and booked at the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst, where he was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other crimes in connection with a fatal collision on the Long Island Expressway last December.
Jason Jiang, 20, of 125th Street, was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2018 BMW 43i sports car traveling westbound toward the Van Wyck Expressway at an apparent high rate of speed, police said. Jiang lost control and smashed into a guardrail and flipped his vehicle, according to a preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.
Police from the 110th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a single-vehicle collision on the westbound Long Island Expressway just after midnight and found Jiang and two passengers trapped in the wreckage. EMS responded to the scene of the crash and removed an 18-year-old victim who was seated in the rear of the vehicle and rushed her to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD. She was later identified as Katherine Lin, who lived on Broadway near 51st Avenue just a couple of blocks north of the scene of the fatal collision.
A second passenger was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Queens where she was listed in critical but stable condition, according to the NYPD. EMS transported Jiang to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
Jiang was also charged with assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speeding on a restricted highway and driving without a license, according to the NYPD.