Woman killed in Gowanus crash, driver arrested for DWI

March 11, 2021 Jaime DeJesus
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A man was arrested for DWI after a crash on the Gowanus Expressway that left his passenger dead March 10.

Cops said Mark Dookhan, 30, was driving west near 92nd Street at 11:20 p.m. when his BMW hit the rear of a truck that was stopped in traffic in the middle lane.

Thirty-year old Karen Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was uninjured. 

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Dookhan was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and was listed in stable condition. He was later arrested and charged with DWI, refusal to take a breath test and DWI-previous conviction in 10 years.

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