A roadway worker was struck and killed by a drunk driver Tuesday on the Grand Central Parkway. Frank Avino, 63, was laying down cones in the left-hand lane of the highway in Forest Hills, Queens, when he was hit.
At around 11 a.m., a man identified as Munshi Abdullah, was driving his Audi near Jewel Avenue. Avino, who worked for College Point-based Welsbach Electric Corp, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations by the NYPD confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Abdullah, 26, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI, and resisting arrest.