A maniac driver who killed two people in a horrific crash on the Boro Park / Bensonhurst border on Monday has been criminally charged. Vitaliy Konoplyov, 49, has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated unlicensed operator in connection to the deadly crash.
The incident involved a collision between a 2015 Toyota Camry, driven by Konoplyov, and a 2016 Honda HRV at the intersection of 18th Avenue and 65th Street. The crash, which was caught on surveillance camera, showed the white sedan slamming into the side of the SUV, then spinning onto the sidewalk as debris flew through the air.
The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to strike a 60-year-old woman who was walking near the scene. The Toyota then continued into a third vehicle, a 2021 Chevy Equinox, which was also traveling along 18th Avenue.
Boro Park Hatzolah rushed to the scene with tremendous amounts of resources and treated and transported just about all the victims to the hospital.
Sadly, the 51-year-old man driving the Honda and the 60-year-old pedestrian were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released. A total of five other people were hospitalized as a result of the crash. A 49-year-old woman who was riding in the Honda was listed in critical condition, while the remaining four people were listed in stable condition. These individuals include Konoplyov, two men who were passengers in his car, and the 71-year-old woman who was driving the Chevy.
Video footage from a few blocks away shows the maniac driver barreling through another intersection at a high rate of speed, nearly plowing into other vehicles
The incident remains under investigation by local authorities.