Speeding Tesla driver crashes into Brooklyn senior living facility, killing backseat passenger

NYPD respond to crime scene. (Marcus Santos/NY Daily News/TNS)

A speeding Tesla driver crashed into into a Brooklyn senior living facility, killing an 18-year-old passenger in the backseat and wounding three others, police said.

The 22-year-old motorist jumped a curb and plowed through a fence into the side of Sunrise in Mill Basin on Strickland Ave. near National Drive just before midnight, cops said.

Passenger Jack Levy sitting in the backseat was rushed to Brookdale Hospital but couldn’t be saved.

EMS took the driver to Kings County Hospital with hand and leg injuries. A 24-year-old man in the front passenger seat and a 22-year-old man sitting behind the driver were taken to the same hospital with injuries. All were expected to survive.

Another 18-year-old man sitting in the middle rear passenger seat was taken to Brookdale Hospital. He was in stable condition.

The driver was going north on National Drive when he lost control of his 2021 Tesla sedan while turning right onto Strickland Ave. He crashed through the metal fence, hit two dumpsters, spun around, then slammed into the wall of the senior home before coming to a stop in the driveway, cops said.

The motorist was not immediately charged, but a police source said charges could be coming later Friday.

No one inside the assisted living home was hurt, said police.


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