An American man may end up sentenced as many as 26 yrs in prison for killing an 18-year-old Indian-origin student in November last year.
The accused man is said to have dragged her with his truck and ran over her while fleeing the scene of a minor crash.
While the accused has been identified as Daniel Coppolo of Deer Park, New York, he is facing court proceedings for the death of Taranjit Parmar in a parking lot in Levittown in Nassau County’s Hempstead town.
It was said in the court that on the evening of November 9 last year, Ms Parmar’s car was involved in a minor collision with Coppolo’s pick-up truck in Levittown.
After the incident, the two pulled both vehicles into the parking lot near a gas station.
While Ms Parmar exited her vehicle and called her mother, she began on the phone with her mother.
But it was then that she yelled for Coppolo to stop and grabbed his pick-up truck as he started to move.
Coppolo allegedly drove through the parking lot, dragging the victim and ultimately ran her over before fleeing the scene by driving the wrong way on the highway.
Ms Parmar was transported to the hospital in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead that night.>
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