An off-duty police officer was killed early Saturday morning in a horrific high-speed crash on the FDR Drive that also left his two passengers seriously injured. Now it appears that the deceased driver, 25-year-old Garman Chan, had a history of violations for speeding.

Just after 2:30 a.m., police responded to a 911 call about a crash on the FDR Drive near East 23rd Street. The NYPD said that responding officers found a 2016 black Lexus sedan, which had been traveling north, "mounted on the center median," with the driver, "unconscious and unresponsive, with severe head trauma," while two passengers, a 25-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were outside of the car, after being ejected into the southbound lane of the FDR. The male passenger, an off-duty firefighter named Kenneth Larkin, is in critical condition while the female passenger, Larkin's girlfriend Amanda Remy, lost her right foot in the crash.

According to the Daily News, Chen had to be "cut... out of the crumpled vehicle" before he was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital. (The Post obtained video of the crash.)

The Post noted that Chen had been "busted speeding and blowing red lights at least 10 times this year... including one citation for speeding in a school zone on Halloween issued just days before the wreck, which also left two passengers with severe injuries. The plate registered to 25-year-old Garman Chen’s 2016 Lexus — HCG-5421 — was slapped with seven camera violations for speeding in a school zone this year, three for blowing through red lights and one for not displaying a meter receipt, city records show."

A neighbor of Chen's in Brooklyn told the paper, “He always [speeds]... I always say to him, ‘Take it easy. Where you going in such a hurry?’ I stand in front of his car and hold up my hands. I say take it easy and he no listen. It’s sad."

Chen is pictured second from left in this 2018 Tweet from the 76th Precinct:

Streetsblog had previously reported that "more than 58 percent of police officers who had parked their personal vehicles in NYPD-only spaces near 33 stationhouses in all five boroughs had at least one moving violation — and 38 percent had repeated moving violations."

In the summer of 2018, City Councilman Brad Lander proposed the Reckless Driver Accountability Act, which would impound cars of drivers who have five or more red-light and speeding violations in a year. In June of this year, de Blasio's office said they were still reviewing the legislation.