Police say the 35-year-old driver, Peter Tse, got out of his BMW after apparently rear-ending a Honda Pilot in the westbound lanes at Erskine Boulevard just before 1:15 a.m.
The responding officers' marked NYPD vehicle was stopped in the left lane with its emergency lights activated when authorities say a 2019 Nissan Rogue, traveling at an apparent high rate of speed, collided with the rear of the police vehicle and struck Tse, who was standing next to his car.
He was thrown into the eastbound lanes by the force of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Nisan, 35-year-old Audrey Edmond, remained at the scene and was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.
She's facing charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, speeding violation, and driving while ability impaired.
The 55-year-old woman driving of the Honda Pilot was not hurt.
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