A speeding, out-of-control car driven by a naked woman hit and killed a pedestrian and collided with another vehicle before flying over a fence and landing in a shopping center parking lot, authorities said Thursday.
The driver, Taliyah Taylor, 24, of Staten Island, was pulled out of the car by police following the 10:50 p.m. Wednesday (0250 GMT Thursday) incident, said William Smith Jr., a spokesman for the Staten Island district attorney's office.
She was awaiting arraignment Thursday at Staten Island Criminal Court on charges of second-degree manslaughter and driving while impaired by drugs. The court was trying to find her a lawyer, Smith said.
Taylor's Nissan Maxima struck Larry Simon, as he was crossing the street to meet his brothers at the Chic-n-Bones bar, said Smith.