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3 busted in hit-and-run that killed DOC employee outdoors Yankee Stadium


The three suspects concerned within the hit-and-run crash that killed a metropolis Department of Correction employee outdoors Yankee Stadium have turned themselves into authorities, cops stated Friday. 

Carlos Hernandez, 24, was behind the wheel of the BMW X6 that slammed into 69-year-old Cathy Garcia’s Mitsubishi Outlander on the intersection of River Avenue and East 161st Street in Concourse round 5:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities stated. 

Edwin Amparo, 29, sat within the entrance seat and Atahualda Rodriguez, 28, was the rear passenger, cops stated. 

Hernandez was charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident leading to dying, and legal possession of stolen property, cops stated. 

Cathy Garcia, 69, was driving a Mitsubishi Outlander south on River Avenue when a BMW X6, heading west on East 161st Street in Concourse, slammed into her car.
Peter Gerber

Amparo and Rodriguez have been each charged with legal possession of stolen property and possession of burglar instruments, authorities stated. 

None of them have legal data, in line with police. 

Garcia – who has labored within the Application Investigation Unit for the town Corrections division since 2018 – was on her solution to work and simply blocks from her residence when the lethal wreck occurred. 

Victim Cathy Garcia worked at the Application Investigation Unit for the city Department of Correction, and was her family's matriarch.

Victim Cathy Garcia labored on the Application Investigation Unit for the town Department of Correction, and was her household’s matriarch.
Peter Gerber

“We are heartbroken to be taught {that a} member of our DOC household was tragically taken from us Thursday whereas on her solution to work,” Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina stated in an announcement. “Our ideas and prayers are with Ms. Garcia’s family members as we mourn the lack of our colleague.”

Garcia assisted new hires within the company’s medical division, in line with her son-in-law Jamel Wright. 

She was additionally her household’s matriarch, Wright stated.

“It’s devastating to get a name that the individual that you actually love and admire and respect, you already know, the chief of our households [was] killed in a horrific automotive accident after which the folks ran off,” Wright stated.

Twelve stolen catalytic converters were found in the trunk of the BMW, cops said.
Twelve stolen catalytic converters have been discovered within the trunk of the BMW, cops stated.
Peter Gerber

“[She was] a beautiful girl, … the lifetime of the party, nice grandmother, nice pal.”

The BMW driver and passengers allegedly left behind 12 stolen catalytic converters within the trunk of the BMW, police stated.

Photos from the scene present among the gadgets on the street as cops investigated the taped-off scene.

Catalytic converter thefts have accelerated by a whopping 269 % citywide to date this yr, new knowledge exhibits.

“I imply it looks as if crime is rampant [in the city] proper now,” Wright stated. “Hopefully, Mayor Adams has an actual plan.”

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