Drivers of 2 Speeding BMWs Charged With DWI in I-95 Pile-Up That Hurt 8: NYPD - NBC New York

Drivers of 2 Speeding BMWs Charged With DWI in I-95 Pile-Up That Hurt 8: NYPD

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    Twisted Wreck Snarls Traffic on I-95 in the Bronx

    Two BMWs crashed, causing a four-vehicle pileup on I-95 in the Bronx. (Published Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two BMW drivers face charges in a four-vehicle pileup on I-95 in the Bronx

    • Christopher Coates, 31, and Jahmeik White, 23, both are accused of DWI and reckless driving in Sunday night's wreck

    • The driver of the Kia was critically injured, police said. The other injuries were minor

    The drivers of two BMWs were in custody after a four-vehicle pileup on I-95 in the Bronx on Sunday evening that hurt at least eight people, including one critically injured, officials said. 

    The BMWs were driving north at a high rate of speed near exit 11, at Baychester Avenue, the NYPD said. 

    A white BMW hit a black Kia sedan, then the Kia hit a Honda CRV and the Honda hit a grey BMW, police said. 

    The driver of the Kia was critically injured, police said. The other injuries were minor. 

    Julie Jacobson/AP

    The drivers of both BMWs face charges of DWI and reckless driving. One is 31-year-old Christopher Coates, a Peekskill man who was in the grey BMW. The other is Jahmeik White, a 23-year-old man from the Bronx. It wasn't clear if either man had attorneys.

    Two lanes and an off-ramp were blocked, according to Total Traffic. Delays were expected to linger into the Monday morning rush. 

    The investigation is ongoing. 

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