A 13-year-old girl was killed when the speeding car she was traveling in slammed into a Marine Park house on Sunday afternoon. A 16-year-old is now facing charges of criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving, speeding and operating a motor vehicle out of class for being behind the wheel illegally.
Around 1:45 p.m., 16-year-old Eric Hakimisefat was zooming down East 23rd Street at around 63 mph – double the speed limit – when he lost control of the minivan he was driving. The van slammed into a parked car, hit a tree and ricocheted into the porch of 1620 East 23rd Street, reports say.
“It was this huge, colossal crash,” one neighbor told the Daily News. “You couldn’t fathom exactly what happened.”
In addition to Hakimisefat, the car carried a 16-year-old friend and the friend’s 13-year-old sister, Sarah Erdan.
Hakimisefat and the other 16-year-old survived the crash, but Erdan died of major head injuries at Kings County Hospital.
Hakimisefat has only a junior driver’s permit, which requires a parent or guardian to be with him when he drives. He was taken into custody by officers of the 61st Precinct.