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Bloody weekend in Brooklyn: Crashes, murder

The Country House Diner, site of the murder of Jason Lewis. Google Maps photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Death visited Brooklyn this weekend with car and bike crashes, a shooting in a Clinton Hill diner and the charred remains of a woman found in Marine Park.

Roughly 100 people gathered Saturday night for a candlelight vigil to remember three victims killed in a tragic car crash in Gravesend, the Sheepshead Bites blog reports. The accident occurred early Saturday, January 5, when a black Acura smashed into a red Toyota Camry at the intersection of East 5th Street and Avenue U. The crash also injured three others.

According to the Home reporter, another bloody accident took place in Gravesend around 4 p.m. on Sunday on Ocean Parkway between Avenue W and Avenue X. One car flipped on its side; at least two people were taken from the scene on stretchers.

In Clinton Hill, a drunken man “celebrating” his birthday fatally shot 34-year-old Jason Lewis inside a Brooklyn diner. According to the New York Daily News, Lewis was at the counter of the Country House Diner about early Sunday when a Tyrone Gainer started grabbing Lewis’ girlfriend. When Lewis, intervened, Gaine abruptly shot him.

Also on Sunday, the charred remains of a female body were found in Marine Park police. A 911 caller reported discovering the woman’s body in the nature preserve near Gerritsen and Lois avenues, according to the New York Post. Her identity is not yet known.

On Sunday night, a Brooklyn man was killed when he drove a dirt bike into a car outside Kings County Hospital, the Daily News reports. Paul Carthy was cruising east along Clarkson Ave. in Flatbush on an unregistered and unlicensed Kawasaki dirt bike when he plowed into a Nissan Altima around 9:10 p.m.

January 7, 2013 - 2:03pm


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