Driver in fatal NYC crash allegedly did donuts and was going 70 mph at the moment of impact

Enrique Lopez was apprehended by the police on Thursday evening in connection with the crash that occurred in Hunts Point on January 21. The 23-year-old man from Far Rockaway was driving with three passengers at around 3 a.m. when he collided with a parked, unoccupied oil tanker truck.

Before the crash at Bryant and Viele Avenue, it is alleged that Lopez had been engaging in risky behavior by performing “stunts” and “donuts” in the Bronx neighborhood. Prosecutors claim that he was doing this in front of a large crowd of people, posing a danger to their safety. Surveillance footage reportedly captures the reckless driving moments before the car spun counterclockwise and slid sideways into the truck.

According to prosecutors, the recovered vehicle data indicates that the Chrysler 300 was traveling at a minimum speed of 70 mph in the moments leading up to the crash. It is important to note that the posted speed limit on the road was only 25 mph.

Lopez is currently facing multiple charges, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault, criminal possession of stolen property, and several others. On Friday, he made an appearance in court, during which a judge set his bail at $150,000.

It is not currently known what attorney is representing the 23-year-old.

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