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Victim’s brother blasts wrong-way driver in fatal Belt Parkway crash.

The brother of the man killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on the Belt Parkway Thursday blasted the drunken driver who plowed head-on into the car his sibling was riding as a passenger in. “It’s very tough. I’m more angry about it because of the circumstances. This is truly awful,” Eugene Obah, 29, brother of...
Time: 15:18     Date: 12.07.2018
Metro News: Victim’s brother blasts wrong-way driver in fatal Belt Parkway crash. NY Post 24 - US News

“It’s very tough. I’m more angry about it because of the circumstances. This is truly awful,” Eugene Obah, 29, brother of 27-year-old Gerald Obah, told The Post by phone hours after the wreck.

“The driver was heading the wrong way,” Eugene said. “I hope whoever this guy is, is punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

Motorist Aleh Sheipak, 50, was driving a 2011 Volkawagen SUV eastbound in the westbound lane near the Verrazano Bridge at around 1:55 a.m. when he collided with a livery vehicle, police said.

The Uber-affiliated Honda Accord was driven by a 20-year-old man and carrying Gerald Obah in the backseat and a 29-year-old woman in the front passenger seat.

Obah, of Murray Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His brother said that Obah may have been coming from JFK Airport after a flight from California and suspects that the second passenger in the car was a friend.

“My brother was truly a good guy. He was not afraid to speak his mind about anything and I will certainly miss that about him,” the devastated sibling said.

Eugene said that Obah previously lived in Ellicott City, Maryland and attended Syracuse University before moving to the Big Apple in 2012.

The Uber-affiliated Honda Accord was severely damaged in the Brooklyn crash.Seth Gottfried

“Out of all my younger siblings, he was truly a New Yorker, in terms of enjoying the city,” Eugene said, adding, “He will truly be missed – not just by the family, but by everyone who knew him. The world is poorer without him.”

Obah was a dancer who was affiliated with DanceWorks New York City, his brother said.

“He was very much involved out in front and he really enjoyed it,” Eugene said.

According to Obah’s LinkedIn page, he worked as a manager for a media agency called Spark Foundry.

Sheipak — who had a blood-alcohol level of .21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit – was arrested and charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, DWI and DWAI, cops said.

The three survivors of the crash, including Sheipak, were hospitalized in stable condition following the collision.

“This is very tough,” Eugene said. “This is not the type of thing you want to wake up to, but we’re hanging in there.”

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