What we know about the suspect in the Brooklyn U-Haul truck crash

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
What we know about the suspect in the Brooklyn U-Haul crash
Weng Sor, 62, is now in police custody for allegedly driving a U-Haul truck up onto the sidewalk and injuring several pedestrians. N.J. Burkett has the story.

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 62-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly driving a U-Haul through Brooklyn and mowing down several pedestrians, killing one.

The suspect, Weng Sor, is believed to be homeless and may have been living in the U-Haul truck.

When police attempted to pull him over he said "shoot me, I'm not stopping" and that he "wanted to die."

After striking several people in Bay Ridge police were able to surround the U-Haul in Red Hook and take Sor into custody.

He is currently being questioned at the 68th Precinct and has not yet been charged.

It appears Sor lived in Las Vegas before moving to Brooklyn in 2018.

He had a prior interaction with police back in 2019.

In that incident, police responded to a call of a man in Queens demonstrating irrational behavior by jumping into Union Street and yelling at cars driving by.

At the time he was taken to the hospital for psychological evaluation.

Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video of a man diving out of the way of the U-Haul truck seconds before he would have been struck:

Video obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News shows the U-Haul truck jumping the curb and racing down the sidewalk.


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