Karen Diaz Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn
Where: The accident occurred on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York.
What Happened: A car allegedly slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer.
- March Dookhan, driver of car
- Karen Diaz, passenger in car
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Karen Diaz, 30, killed
- March Dookhan, 30, injured
On or about Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, around 11:30 at night, an accident between a tractor-trailer and a car left a woman dead and sent a man to the hospital. Investigators said the accident was reported along the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York.
Officials said 30-year-old Karen Diaz was killed when the car she was in allegedly struck the back of an 18-wheeler at a high rate of speed. Diaz died of her injuries at the scene of the accident. Police identified the driver of the car as 30-year-old March Dookhan, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries stemming from the accident.
Law enforcement officials have since charged March Dookhan with DWI and refusing a breathalyzer in connection with the fatal crash.
State and local law enforcement assisted at the scene of the incident, which is still under investigation.
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