A car lost control on the Grand Central Parkway early Saturday morning, hitting a guardrail in the vicinity of Utopia Parkway and 188th Street and causing the death of two passengers. The 20-year-old driver, Madosh Hansraj, was charged with two counts of manslaughter, one count of felony assault, two counts of criminally negligent homicide, illegal speed, speeding and driving while ability impaired.
Police officers responded to a vehicle accident reported after 3:50 a.m. and discovered a 1996 Honda had been traveling east on the Grand Central Parkway when it went off the road, onto the shoulder and ultimately the guardrail.
Further investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Collision Investigation Squad revealed that the car was traveling in the center lane at a high rate of speed, then moved into the right lane and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The impact caused three passengers in the rear seats to be ejected from the rear window of the vehicle. Two, Meera Dukharan, 17, and Anil Persaud, 18, died. Two other passengers were taken to New York Hospital Queens.