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Delivery truck driver criminally charged for hit-and-run collision that killed a Woodside girl and injured her little sister: DA
Delivery truck driver criminally charged for hit-and-run collision that killed a Woodside girl and injured her little sister: DA

July 23, 2024 By Bill Parry

A delivery truck driver from Manhattan was indicted by a Queens grand jury for a hit-and-run collision that killed a 16-year-old girl and injured her little sister near I.S. 125 in Woodside on the last day of school.

Boubacar Barry, 28, of Broome Street in lower Manhattan was arraigned Tuesday in Queens Supreme Court on an 11-count indictment charging him with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Jael Zhinin, who was allegedly struck by Barry’s water delivery truck as she was crossing 46th Street at 47th Avenue with her sister. Barry allegedly drove off to continue his deliveries after striking the girls, who were on their way home from a Sunnyside park.

“No parent should ever have to endure the loss of a child and our thoughts are with the family of these young sisters,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said.

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