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Cops: Driver was drunk, high in Brooklyn crash that killed Valley Stream man

An NYPD Highway Patrol officer investigates the scene

An NYPD Highway Patrol officer investigates the scene of fatal crash in Brooklyn Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Nikon Vouyiouklis, 60, of Valley Stream, was heading north on Remsen Avenue in Canarsie at 4:58 a.m., and was trying to turn left onto Glenwood Road when his Camry was struck by a Infiniti G-37 sedan driven by a 25-year-old man, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

A Valley Stream man driving in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn was struck and killed by a motorist who was drunk and high, authorities said Wednesday.

Nikon Vouyiouklis, 60, was turning left from Remsen Avenue onto Glenwood Road shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday when his Toyota Camry was hit by an Infiniti G-37 sedan, the NYPD said.

After the crash, the Infiniti veered into a telephone pole and the Camry slammed into several unoccupied parked vehicles on the west side of Remsen, according to police.

Police arrested the driver of the Infiniti, Fabian Brooks, 26, of Brooklyn, who is expected to be charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and ability impaired, and other crimes.

Brooks and Vouyiouklis were taken to The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where police said Vouyiouklis died from his injuries.

Attempts to reach the victim's family were unsuccessful Wednesday.

Brooks remained at the hospital Wednesday night, though his injuries were not considered life-threatening, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said. No arraignment date had been scheduled.

In 2008, Brooks was charged in Brooklyn with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Brooks, who had lost his license for failing to respond to a traffic summons, crossed "into a lane of oncoming traffic to bypass numerous other vehicles," police said.

In January, Brooks was charged with marijuana possession; last June, he was charged with selling and possessing the drug, according to the Brooklyn DA.

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