Man arrested for drunk driving after fatal Queens car crash

A man is facing several charges including driving drunk after an early-morning crash in Queens that left a 47-year-old man dead.

It happened around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Police say a 47-year-old man was driving a Toyota Rav4 heading south near Fresh Pond Road and Eliot Avenue when his vehicle was struck by a Ford Explorer. 

First responders found the man unconscious and unresponsive inside the car.  He was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he died.

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The alleged driver of the Ford Explorer, identified as 22-year-old Erik Chimborazo, was taken to NYC Health + Hospital Elmhurst for evaluation and was placed in custody. 

He was later charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving without inspection, driving without insurance, driving without a license, and Driving While Ability Impaired.

The identity of the victim of the crash was not released.

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