The chief executive of a Lower Manhattan technology consulting company was charged today with vehicular manslaughter following a hit-and-run crash that killed a 59-year-old woman on Thursday evening.
According to the police, the executive, George W. Anderson, was driving a black Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicle north on Water Street, between Hanover Square and Old Slip in the heart of the financial district, at 10:51 p.m. Thursday when he struck a pedestrian. The victim, identified as Florence Cioffi, of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, was taken to New York Downtown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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