Police have arrested a Staten Island man they say fled a traffic crash that left a 19-year-old woman dead and another teen in critical condition.
Alize Jorge, 19, was found unconscious and unresponsive in the backseat of Mitsubishi sedan at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday night. She was later pronounced dead at Staten Island University North Hospital.
An 18-year-old, found unconscious on the pavement near the crash, was taken to the same hospital in critical condition.
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Hasim Smith, 22, was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. A preliminary investigation found the driver was speeding north on Richmond Avenue when he tried to run a red light, swerved to avoid a vehicle making a left turn and hit a post in the intersection.
The Daily News reported the crash sent Jorge flying into the car’s hatchback, and the impact threw the unidentified 18-year-old victim on to the pavement.
DNAInfo reported earlier this year that a 22-year-old named Hasim Smith was arrested after allegedly fleeing from police officers, hitting a utility pole, and admitting to driving with a suspended license.