Northeast Times

Two killed in DUI crash in Castor Gardens

A May­fair man is be­hind bars after his drunk­en driv­ing al­legedly caused a crash that claimed the lives of two people early Tues­day morn­ing.

Robert Bre­gen­zer, 33, of the 3100 block of Knorr St., is charged with hom­icide by vehicle, driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and re­lated of­fenses.

The crash oc­curred at about 12:20 a.m. Tues­day at Bustleton Av­en­ue and St. Vin­cent Street in Castor Gar­dens. Bre­gen­zer was driv­ing a 2001 GMC Yukon east­bound on St. Vin­cent when he dis­reg­arded a red light at Bustleton Av­en­ue and col­lided with a south­bound 2009 Honda Ac­cord, said Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man.

The force of the im­pact pushed the Ac­cord in­to the path of a north­bound Jeep Cher­o­kee, caus­ing an­oth­er col­li­sion.

The two oc­cu­pants of the Ac­cord were pro­nounced dead at the scene. They were the driver, Li­ang Pan, 35, of the 2100 block of Un­ruh Ave., and Zhuoru Chin, 58, of the 6700 block of Ak­ron St.

The driver of the Cher­o­kee com­plained of pain, but was not hos­pit­al­ized ini­tially. Po­lice did not re­lease his name or age.

Bre­gen­zer re­por­ted no in­jur­ies to po­lice, who did not dis­close res­ults of breath­alyz­er or blood-al­co­hol tests.

He was ar­raigned Tues­day night and his bail set at $500,000. He is sched­uled for a Nov. 28 pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing.

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