Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Long Island man, William Billups, is being charged with second-degree manslaughter and other charges after his passenger died in a traffic accident while he was trying to escape police.
Roughly five minutes before the accident occurred, Billups was found speeding by police in Roosevelt. Police directed Billups to pull over for a routine traffic stop, but once both vehicles were off the road, Billups waited until the police officer exited his patrol car before speeding away. After about ten blocks, Billups ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, sending both cars into the front yard of a neighboring house. All three people from the two vehicles involved in the accident were hospitalized and Billup’s passenger passed away shortly thereafter.
William Billups is currently on parole and has been arrested over 20 times for various offenses including felony robbery.
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