Woman Killed in Queens Hit-Run, Driver Charged

The woman was taken to Jamaica Hospital in traumatic arrest

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:25 AM EDT
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Woman Killed in Queens Hit-Run, Driver Charged

Police say a 59-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle in Queens Friday night and that officers found and arrested the driver who hit her a few blocks away. 

Raj Chohan was hit by a 2013 gray Camry near 117th Street and 97th Avenue in Richmond Hill. The victim's nephew said she had just gotten out of a car and was walking when the car "came out of nowhere" and hit her from behind.

"Her forehead hit the back of the headlight, and the headlight broke," said Manpreet Singh. 

"Everybody's in shock right now," said Singh.

The driver, who police identified as Vishwanand Subryan, fled the scene but was apprehended by police shortly afterward. 

Subryan, 23, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving while intoxicated.

Information on a lawyer for Subryan was not immediately available.

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