Man killed after wife drives from Queens to Brooklyn New York with husband clinging to the roofBy Mason White 10:04 AM August 5, 2013
|The scene of the crash|
By: Eva Fett
A man was killed after his wife decided to drive her car while her husband was hanging on to the roof of the vehicle, according to police reports in New York.
New York Police said that a woman was arrested Sunday night after she drove from Queens to Brooklyn with a man clinging to the roof of her truck. The man died and three others were injured when she crashed into another sports utility vehicle in Cypress Hills.
The accident occurred shortly before 9:00 am on Sunday. The pieces of debris still litter the intersection.
According to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the couple was married, and they had a dispute over money. 34-year-old Matthew Soria wanted the car keys, and 51-year-old Maria Espinosa got into the car with the man on the roof.
Soria desperately clung on to the roof of the blue Ford Explorer, and rode on the outside as the SUV passed through the city streets. Espinosa finally crashed into a white Nissan at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Crescent in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn.
Soria, who hung onto the car, flew off, and died. Espinosa was later arrested by police.
Passengers in the white Nissan suffered minor injuries.
Espinosa was charged Sunday with murder, manslaughter and assault.