Corey McGriff, also known as DJ Megatron, was hit
last year while he was parked on Castleton Avenue near Pelton and Oakland
avenues in West Brighton. On June 7,
2010, he was hit by a 2001 Cadillac, owned by Richard Montalbano. It is thought that the driver of the car was
not Montalbano, but that the car had been stolen. The driver is still unknown. As a result of the accident, McGriff suffered
neck and back injuries and was not able to work for eight months.
McGriff worked as a radio and TV personality on BET's "106 & Park" music countdown series, as well as on-camera work for the show and BET's website. He was the provider for the family, so this loss was significant. A year after the car accident, in March of 2011, he was murdered during a botched robbery. He had three children, so the loss of eight months of work and the subsequent death of their father was significant. The Staten Island public administrator filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family's estate.