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Passenger celebrating 21st birthday dies after drunk driver crashes on Williamsburg Bridge





Passenger celebrating 21st birthday dies after drunk driver crashes on Williamsburg Bridge Passenger celebrating 21st birthday dies after drunk driver crashes on Williamsburg Bridge

A Brooklyn woman’s 21st birthday celebration ended in tragedy early Thursday when she was killed in a horrific wreck on the Williamsburg Bridge, police said.

Amanda Miner was riding in the back seat of an Infiniti sedan when the boozed-up driver, a city traffic agent, lost control and slammed into a divider on the Brooklyn-bound side of the span about 3:15 a.m., cops said.

The force of the impact split the car into two and ejected Miner onto the bridge, cops said.

The wreck sheared off the back end of the car, which was mangled beyond recognition.

A 21-year-old woman was killed in a crash early Thursday on the Williamsburg Bridge.

Miner, a junior at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania who lived in the shadow of the bridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Stefan Hoyte, 26, and a front seat passenger, identified by sources as a second traffic agent, Michael Camacho, 24, were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Hoyte was charged with drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, police said.

Hoyte’s Facebook page is filled with pictures of his grey 2013 Infiniti.

Miner graduated from the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem before enrolling at Lafayette in 2014.

She spent her spring break last year volunteering in New Orleans through the Camp Hope charity group, according to her Facebook page.

Amanda Miner died in the crash in the early hours of her 21st birthday.

The adventurous college student later traveled to Costa Rica, where she visited mountains and beaches and chronicled her travels on Facebook.

“4 Months to Remember,” she wrote in Dec. 2016.

The slain woman’s mother Virginia Cabrera-Miner posted a “Happy Birthday” card on Facebook with a photo of her daughter.

The woman was thrown from the car and died at the scene, according to officials.

“We will always love you, princess,” one of the mother’s friends posted in the comment section.

Inner lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge were closed Thursday morning as the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad examined the scene.


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