May 13, 2012 Staff Report
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and 46th Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The victim, a 24-year-old man, was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis at 2:28 a.m. while he was on the side walk on the northwest corner of Greenpoint and 46th Street. The car struck the victim while traveling westbound and then subsequently hit multiple parked vehicles outside of Flowers by Giorgie.
The victim was said to have been hailing a cab and was was waiting for the traffic light to change to cross to a waiting yellow taxi cab after a night out.
Police arrested the driver, Avedis Sayesh from Brooklyn,and charged him with vehicular manslaughter; criminally negligent homicide; manslaughter and DWI.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.