Brooklyn Man Hits, Kills Man While Allegedly Driving Drunk

A 24-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver on Greenpoint Avenue early Sunday

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 1:53 PM EDT
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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man on manslaughter and homicide charges after he allegedly struck and killed a 24-year-old man in Sunnyside, Queens while driving drunk, authorities say.

Sayesh Avedis was allegedly driving westbound on Greenpoint Avenue when he struck the pedestrian at 46th Street.

Police said Avedis struck the pedestrian, who was on the sidewalk, then struck several parked cars.

The victim, who was not immediately identified by police, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital by EMS. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Avedis was charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated. 

It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

The investigation is ongoing.

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