Driver charged in deadly Grand Central Parkway crash
A New Jersey man has been charged with drunk driving after a crash that killed two people in Queens over the weekend.
Police say the driver, Andrew Shakespeare, was speeding westbound on the Grand Central Parkway in an SUV just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday
They say he sideswiped a car next to him, lost control, and swerved across three lanes, hitting two more cars.
Two of his passengers were killed: 16-year-old Akeam Grant and 34-year-old Layon Campbell.
Seven other people involved in the crash went to the hospital with injuries.
Shakespeare was treated for a minor head injury and refused sobriety tests.
He was later arrested on charges including DWI, vehicular homicide and reckless driving.