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Pedicab Operator Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Midtown, Connecticut Man Arrested

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.

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.

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.

He has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene resulting in death and reckless driving.


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