CORONA, Queens — The suspected driver of a Porsche that crashed into a pedestrian and cyclist, killing one and critically injuring the other, before fleeing the scene has been arrested, police said Friday.
Irene Lee, 56, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, as well as disobeying a red light.
The crash involving three vehicles, a pedestrian and bicyclist occurred just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Long island Expressway Service Road at Junction Boulevard.
Lee’s black Porsche sped down Horace Hardway Expressway when she lost control and jumped onto the sidewalk, striking the 21-year-old pedestrian and a 26-year-old female cyclist, according to police.
Police said the Porsche continued down Junction Boulevard and crashed into two vehicles at a traffic light.
The pedestrian was hospitalized with severe head trauma and was later pronounced dead.
The cyclist remains in critical condition.
Lee is accused of fleeing the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.