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Crash with stolen car kills Rosedale man, police say

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A Rosedale man was thrown from his car and killed last week after he was hit by two South Ozone Park men who were allegedly driving too fast in a stolen car, police said.

Kevin Fisher, 25, of 241-52 148th Rd. in Rosedale, was waiting at a traffic light at about 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 22 in St. Albans when he was struck by a car driven by Robert Pearson, 23, of 116-12 134th St., police said.

Fisher was hit just blocks from the corner of Linden Boulevard and 178th Street, where officers from the 113th Precinct tried to stop Pearson and his passenger, Conrad Lloyd, of 109-38 132nd St. in South Ozone Park.

The officers instructed Pearson to pull over after he allegedly turned without using his signal, police said. Instead of stopping, Pearson allegedly sped off, hitting Fisher just a few blocks away, police said.

Fisher was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Pearson and Lloyd were taken to Jamaica Hospital for medical treatment, where both were listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

The pair were arrested, and Pearson was charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, police said. Both he and Lloyd were charged with criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

Fisher, who was killed on his way home, was driving his 1996 Chevrolet sedan north on 173rd Street and was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Linden Boulevard, police said. Pearson and Lloyd were traveling west on Linden Boulevard in a 1991 Lexus sedan, which had been reported stolen from Haverstraw in Westchester County on Sept. 26, police said.

Pearson was apparently driving at high speeds and lost control of the car after he took a curve in the road too fast, police said. It was unclear exactly how fast the Lexus was traveling, police said.

Fisher’s family could not be reached for comment on the accident, but published reports described the man as a barber and an aspiring hip-hop artist who had just begun to gain notoriety for his work on the stage.

Reach reporter Courtney Dentch by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com, or by phone at 229-0300, Ext. 138.

Updated 7:25 pm, October 10, 2011
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