A Bronx man, Mohammad Al-Wazani, surrendered to police on Wednesday in connection with a fatal collision that occurred on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Al-Wazani turned himself in at the 46th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx after arriving in a red tracksuit. His defense attorney, Nicholas Ramcharitar, stated that his client faced no criminal charges in the case. The collision resulted in the death of Fausto Rodriguez, a 40-year-old auto shop worker and father of four.
The incident took place last week when a Honda Accord was rear-ended by a Ford Edge. The four occupants of the Ford initially fled the scene. Al-Wazani arrived later after receiving a call from one of the individuals involved in the crash. He believed the caller needed assistance with paperwork related to insurance and registration. However, upon arrival, Al-Wazani was involved in a brief argument that escalated into a lethal encounter. Rodriguez was shot near the Jerome Ave. exit and succumbed to his injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Emely Rodriguez, the victim’s sister, believes her brother was killed for recording cell phone video of the accident’s aftermath. Fausto Rodriguez was known for his calm demeanor and positive nature. He often posted inspirational videos on What’s App as part of his daily routine.