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Speeding Driver Who Killed Two Pleads Second Degree Manslaughter

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Nov. 3, 2015 By Michael Florio

A driver who lost control of his vehicle going over 100 mph on Queens Boulevard, killing two pedestrians in 2013, has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, according to the Queens District Attorney.

Leonid Redko, 24, was driving a yellow Chevrolet Camaro westbound along the Queens Boulevard service road, near Broadway, at over 100 mph. He lost control of the car and hit a phone kiosk and lamppost.

The vehicle then rotated and jumped the curb, fatally striking Man Chit Cheng, 59, and Wang Mu Lin, 41, who were on their way to work, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

The incident occurred in November 2013.

“This case is yet another example of how deadly motor vehicles can be and the consequences of climbing behind the wheel of an automobile and engaging in such reckless behavior as speeding,” Brown said.

“This was an absolutely senseless tragedy with deadly consequences that could have easily been avoided,” he added.

Redko pleaded guilty to the second-degree manslaughter charges last week. He faces three to nine years in prison and will be sentenced on Dec. 9.

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