Off-duty NYPD cop arrested in fatal DWI crash

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City police officer has been arrested in an off-duty drunken driving accident in Queens that killed a 22-year-old woman.

Police say Vanessa Raghubar, 22, of Elmont, was driving on the Van Wyck Expressway in South Ozone Park early Sunday morning when she was rear-ended by a car driven by off-duty Police Officer Neville Smith.

Police say Raghubar was hospitalized in critical condition and died on Monday. Two other passengers suffered serious injuries.

Smith, 32, was arrested on charges of vehicular assault, DWI and refusal to take a breath test. Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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