Lyft driver killed in Queens crash; 2nd driver arrested, police say

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MASPETH, Queens — A family was left devastated Sunday morning after a father of three children was killed in a crash in Queens.

Mohammed Hossain, 47, was driving a Toyota Rav4 south on Fresh Pond Road when the vehicle collided with a Ford Explorer heading east on Eliot Avenue just before 4 a.m., according to his family and police.

Hossain, who police said worked as a Lyft driver, suffered trauma to his body and died at a hospital.

The 22-year-old driver of the Explorer was taken into police custody and also taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said.

Police charged Erik Chimborazo with vehicular manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

A Lyft spokesperson said they were heartbroken by the deadly crash.

“Our hearts are with the driver’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time, and we are ready to assist law enforcement however we can,” the spokesperson said.

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