Brooklyn bar owner indicted for fatal 2019 hit and run crash; victim’s family describes excruciating wait for justice

A Brooklyn bar owner faces manslaughter charges for a drunk-driving, hit-and-run crash — after a lengthy investigation found the victim’s DNA on the windshield of the driver’s damaged SUV.

Ramsaran Mahabeersingh, 57, was indicted Wednesday, more than two years after he mowed down 47-year-old Anthony Gonzalez, a Staten Island father of three and maintenance worker, prosecutors said.

For the victim’s family, Mahabeersingh’s arrest was a long time coming, and they gathered in court Wednesday to see him in handcuffs.

“The whole family thought that this was a lost case, that it wasn’t going anywhere. Deep down we felt like they were protecting someone or something but I guess that wasn’t the case,” nephew Elvys Gonzalez said. “We thought it wasn’t gonna happen anymore, that was it. But they said the courts were really backed up because of COVID.”

A Brooklyn bar owner faces manslaughter charges for a drunk-driving, hit-and-run crash — after a lengthy investigation found the victim’s DNA on the windshield of the driver’s damaged SUV.

Ramsaran Mahabeersingh, 57, was indicted Wednesday, more than two years after he mowed down 47-year-old Anthony Gonzalez, a Staten Island father […]

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