NYPD traffic cop facing manslaughter charges after woman killed in crash on Williamsburg Bridge
An NYPD traffic enforcement agent is facing manslaughter charges after a woman he was driving home from celebrating her 21st birthday was killed in a crash on the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn Thursday, police say.
Stefan Hoyte, 26, is facing vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and drunken driving charges.
Amanda Miner, 21, of Brooklyn, was killed after Hoyte's 2013 Infinity four-door sedan slammed into the median that divides the inner and outer roadways on the bridge, and struck a support pillar.
Miner, who was sitting in the backseat, was thrown from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened just after 3:15 a.m. on the eastbound Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge.
Hoyte and another 24-year-old male passenger were transported to Bellevue Hospital, where they're listed in stable condition.
The crash temporarily closed lanes on the bridge during the morning rush hour.
All three were coming back from Manhattan where they were celebrating Miner's 21st birthday.