A passenger was killed when the car he was riding in slammed into a fire hydrant in Midtown early Tuesday morning, and now the driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday on Sixth Avenue between 54th and 55th streets, the driver of a 2004 Nissan Altima lost control and hit a fire hydrant mounted on the sidewalk, police stated.
The car hit the hydrant with such force that it was nearly torn in half, the New York Daily News reported.
The driver and passenger, both in their early 30s, were pinned inside the car after the crash but were removed by authorities and taken to area hospitals, Pix 11 reported. The passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital.