Maria Espinosa charged with murder in Cypress Hills crash that killed husband, Matthew Soria

The woman behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed while carrying her husband on its roof has been charged with murder. The two-car collision

Police say the 51-year-old was driving an SUV with her husband clinging to the roof when they crashed into another car.

Police say the 51-year-old was driving an SUV with her husband clinging to the roof when they crashed into another car. (8/5/13)

BROOKLYN - The woman behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed while carrying her husband on its roof has been charged with murder.

The two-car collision happened Sunday afternoon at Jamaica Avenue and Crescent Street in Cypress Hills.

According to investigators, 51-year-old Maria Espinosa, of Queens, was driving a speeding Ford Explorer with 34-year-old Matthew Soria clinging to the hood. They say the car made a U-turn, smashing into another vehicle and pinning Soria in between.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that Espinosa and Soria were married. He says the accident started as a domestic dispute about money.

Two passengers in the second car were taken to Brookdale Hospital with minor injuries.

In addition to murder, Espinosa is also charged with manslaughter and assault.
 

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