NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut man is facing charges in connection to a fatal crash involving a Pedicab in Midtown.
It happened around 11:15 p.m. Friday.
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Police say Pedicab operator Ibrokhim Azizov, 24, was taking three passengers east on East 42nd Street near Madison Avenue when they were struck from behind by a 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
Azizov was thrown from the Pedicab in the crash and fell onto the street.
According to police, the driver of the Toyota struck Azizov, then drove off.
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Azizov suffered severe injuries. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The three passengers — a 46-year-old woman and two 14-year-old girls — suffered minor injuries. They were also taken to a local hospital to be treated.
The Toyota Tacoma was found parked on East 32nd Street a short time after the incident.
Police say 50-year-old Mario Sagastumme-Gonzalez, of Stamford, Connecticut, was arrested Saturday.
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He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene resulting in death and reckless driving.