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Two Men Killed

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Tamir Khan was arraigned today on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and other crimes for a collision Monday morning in Richmond Hill that left two men dead.

DA Katz said: “This was a horrific collision that we allege was caused by the defendant’s complete disregard for the rules of the road and for the lives of other motorists and pedestrians. We will seek justice for the victims and their loved ones.”

Khan, 22, of 117th Street in Richmond Hill, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a complaint charging him with aggravated vehicular homicide; aggravated vehicular assault; manslaughter in the second degree; vehicular assault in the first degree; assault in the second degree; vehicular manslaughter in the second degree; vehicular assault in the second degree;, criminally negligent homicide; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; failure to stop at a stop sign; and having tinted windows. Judge Scott Dunn set a return date of June 9. If convicted, Khan faces up to 25 years in prison.

According to the charges:

• On June 5, at approximately 4:24 a.m., Khan was driving a gray Audi A4 northbound on 117th Street at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with 111th Avenue.

• Khan struck a silver 2001 Toyota Camry heading westbound on 111th Avenue and continued driving. The Camry was propelled into a spin and collided with a utility pole. Khan returned to the crash location approximately 30 minutes after the collision.

• The driver of the Camry, Inderdeo John, 64, of Richmond Hill, was pronounced dead at a local hospital later that morning. A second victim, a 71-year-old passenger in the Camry, died today from head and chest injuries sustained in the collision.

• Khan had a blood alcohol content of .09 percent (the DWI standard is .08 percent and above).

Assistant District Attorney Christine Occhiogrosso of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Peter J. McCormack and John Kosinski, Senior Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and Karen Ross, Deputy Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Shawn Clark.

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