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Bronx man killed in DWI crash ‘didn’t deserve to die like that,’ neighbor says

This story was first published on the New York Daily News

By Marco Poggio and Reuven Blau

A Bronx man killed by an accused drunken driver was a “humble” father who cared for his young autistic son, friends said Sunday.

Shiquan Dunn, 31, of Melrose, died after a Jeep driven by Andres Mayora, 54, slammed into his silver Altima early Saturday, police and witnesses said.

Dunn’s grieving friends and relatives were struggling with the tragedy.

“Everybody liked him,” said Alex Diaz, 25, who lived in the same building as Dunn. “He was a humble guy. He would come and talk to us about life, about stuff. He didn’t deserve to die like that.”

Mayora has been charged with driving while intoxicated. He was being treated at Jacobi Medical Center Sunday.

Mayora’s speeding black Jeep T-boned Dunn’s car on Burke Ave. at 2:50 a.m., according to witnesses and authorities. Five vehicles were hit in the wreck that also injured two women.

Mayora showed no signs of remorse for the fatal crash, according to accident survivor Sabrina Cates, who was near him in the emergency room.


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