Driver charged with manslaughter after running down 3, killing 1 on Brooklyn sidewalk

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FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — A man was charged with manslaughter Monday more than six months after his SUV hopped a curb in Fort Greene and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said.

Marion Sewell, 39, was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in front of a grand jury Monday, according to the Brooklyn district attorney.

Police arrested Sewell on Dec. 6 after he killed a pedestrian and injured two others when his car jumped a curb in the vicinity of South Portland Avenue and Fulton Street.

Authorities say Sewell, a Brooklyn resident, was driving without a license during the Dec. 6 incident.

Sewell’s Chevy Suburban swerved to avoid hitting a bus that had slowed down, hopped the Brooklyn sidewalk and struck three people, according to witnesses.

Victoria Nicodemus, 30, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Following the crash, family and friends of Nicodemus came together to call for laws that would be tougher on unlicensed drivers who injure or kill someone. The legislation passed through the state assembly, but has yet to be approved by the Senate.

A date has not been scheduled yet for Sewell’s appearance in state Supreme Court for arraignment.

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