Friend Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Bronx Crash: Police

Two families are grieving after a fatal crash in the Bronx that left a 21-year-old dead and his friend facing a manslaughter charge.

Christopher Hulse was killed when the Toyota Camry he was riding in collided with a minivan. The impact crushed both vehicles and a parked car.

Police say Hulse's friend, Tanbir Islam, was legally drunk and ran away from the scene after causing the crash.

He was later caught at the hospital and arrested. He faces charges of manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and other crimes. 

Hulse's family gathered on Friday at their Bronx apartment to remember him. Mom Valerie Wilkerson said he was the youngest of seven children.

"He was everybody's favorite. Favorite brother, favorite son, favorite grandson, favorite cousin... everybody's favorite," she said.

"He's a good kid. He went back to school. He was working. Taking care of his sisters."

Fire officials said the Camry Islam was driving around 9 p.m. Thursday crossed into oncoming traffic on Boston Road in Allerton. The Camry hit a Chrysler Town and County minivan and the two vehicles crashed into a third, unoccupied vehicle.

The four passengers in the Camry — all men in their early 20s — became pinned when the vehicles crashed. They were extricated and taken to Jacobi and St. Barnabas hospitals, three in critical condition and one in serious but stable condition. 

The driver of the minivan, a 47-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and was also taken to Jacobi. 

Information on an attorney for Islam wasn't immediately available. 

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