NJ man charged in 4-vehicle NYC crash

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Mutli-car accident occured Sunday morning on the Grand Central Parkway. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Samspinchat)

Police say a New Jersey man has been charged in a four-vehicle crash in New York City that left two people dead and seven others injured.

Authorities say Andrew Shakespeare, 33, of Roselle, was driving on Grand Central Parkway in Queens early Sunday when he sideswiped a car and lost control of his SUV.

Police say the sport utility vehicle crossed three lanes and hit another SUV, causing both vehicles to hit a guardrail, cross the parkway and roll over. Shakespeare's vehicle then hit another SUV.

Killed were two of Shakespeare's four passengers, 16-year-old Akeam Grant and 34-year-old Layon Campbell, both of Brooklyn.

Shakespeare faces charges including DWI and vehicular manslaughter. It couldn't be determined if he has a lawyer.

He and six people in the other vehicles were injured.

Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

With the Associated Press