🚑 NYC TLC Driver Killed In Brooklyn Crash
NYC TLC driver Stancho Stanchev was one of two fatalities related to a reckless (non-TLC) driver who has now been charged with manslaughter. Video captured traumatic scenes in Brooklyn
The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission confirmed that TLC-licensed driver Stancho Stanchev was one of two fatalities related to a crash in Brooklyn. Cops charged Vitaliy Konoplyov, 49, with manslaughter and aggravated unlicensed operation. Konoplyov, of Coney Island (Brooklyn), was in a hospital on Tuesday.
According to New York Daily News reporting, Mr. Stanchev, 51, died when a speeding Toyota Camry blew through a red light in Bensonhurst and crashed into his Honda CR-V. Based on NYC Open Data public disclosures, a for-hire vehicle associated with Mr. Stanchev’s name is attached to the VIN of a 2022 Toyota Highlander. Given the Daily News also reported that Stanchev’s wife was with him in the SUV and remains hospitalized, it appears he was not working for-hire at the time of the accident. A 60-year-old pedestrian also lost their life in the incident.
“I want justice to be served…Like straight up. Since he destroyed my family, I can’t say I wish him the same, I don’t want to wish bad to any individuals, but he f----d my life so.
“There’s nothing to say to him. What’s going to change? He already f---d my life up.”
- Stancho Stanchev’s stepson Rezo Bunturi, 26
Our condolences go out to the Mr. Stanchev’s family, friends and loved ones & all those impacted by this tragic event.
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