NYPD: 14-year-old fatally struck by car in Canarsie; driver arrested

A crash between two vehicles in Canarsie resulted in the death of Christian Antoine.

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2024, 3:47 PM

Updated 165 days ago

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A 14-year-old boy was killed Saturday night following a crash between two vehicles in Canarsie.
Police say that 45-year-old Rayan Salmon was driving a 2018 Mercedes Benz westbound on Glenwood Road. He approached East 181st Street when he hit a GMC pickup truck that was slowly driving past a double-parked car. Salmon collided with the front left fender of the truck before both vehicles spun clockwise on the roadway. The Mercedes struck 14-year-old Christian Antoine, who was standing in the roadway. He was knocked into the driver side of a parked unoccupied Honda Odyssey.
Police discovered him at the location with severe head and body trauma. He was taken to One Brooklyn Health by EMS where he was pronounced dead.
Salmon and the driver of the GMC were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.
Salmon was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


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