Two cars collided at the intersection of 159th Avenue and 98th Street, sending one of the vehicles onto the lawn of a nearby house.
Police determined that a 2006 Ford sedan being driven by 23-year old James Celauro was traveling southbound on 98th Street, entered the intersection, and struck a 2001 Saturn driven by 38-year old Jimmy Sinisi of Queens.
Sinisi suffered severe body trauma and was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.
Celauro was arrested later Saturday on charges of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.
He is listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.