A Christmas Eve crash took the life of a community fixture in Queens and left several others in the hospital with serious injuries.
Ritawantee Persaud, 54, was in the back of an Uber, just four blocks from her home in Ozone Park when a Lamborghini SUBV plowed into the vehicle.
"This is a great, great loss for the Hindu community, the Indian community, and musicians as a whole. She will be greatly missed," Ganesh Orillal said of Persaud, an accountant celebrated for her singing voice.
NYPD's Highway Unit and Homicide Squad were investigating the fatal crash on Friday that also sent the Uber driver and passenger in the Lamborghini to Jamaica Hospital. All three were rushed to the hospital around 7 p.m. Thursday after the vehicles collided near 103rd and Rockaway Boulevard.
The driver of the Uber was making a left turn onto 103rd Avenue when the Lamborghini struck. The driver of the luxury vehicle fled the scene on foot, police said.
The Lamborghini flipped over as a result of the crash, crushed alongside the Uber driver's Toyota Camry. Police found a 26-year-old female passenger inside the luxury vehicle with head and spine injuries. The Uber driver suffered head and leg injuries, police said.
No arrests had been made as of Friday afternoon.