Queens Driver Kills Cyclist and is Charged with DWAI-D

Queens Driver Charged with a DWAI-D—Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs After Killing a Cyclist

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The driver of a tractor trailer driver has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection with an accident in Queens that killed a bicyclist.

Police say 57-year-old Dennis Forceri was making a right turn onto 56th Road at 48th Street in Sunnyside Wednesday morning when he struck 34-year-old Anna Rodriguez, of Ridgewood.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at Elmhurst General Hospital.

Police say Forceri was taken into custody at the scene. He also faces criminally negligent homicide, DWAI-D–Driving while Ability Impaired by Drugs and other charges.

It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.