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Westchester Woman Indicted For Fatal Saw Mill River Parkway Crash

A Westchester woman is facing charges after allegedly drinking, driving and causing a fatal crash.
A Westchester woman is facing charges after allegedly drinking, driving and causing a fatal crash. Photo Credit: Pixabay

An allegedly drunk driver in Westchester is facing a series of charges for her role in a fatal crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Hastings-on-Hudson over the summer.

Yonkers resident Kristen Lynn has been indicted for her role in the death of a 28-year-old woman who was killed on the parkway in July.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, July 21, it is alleged that Lynn was driving a Lexus south on the Saw Mill River Parkway, when she rammed into the back of a Honda driven by Yonkers resident Danielle Gore-Johnson.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., said that Gore-Johnson’s car was pushed off the road, into the shoulder, and sent spinning sideways. It landed against a tree and split in half, killing Gore-Johnson.

It is alleged that Lynn was driving in a reckless manner, at high speeds and with a blood alcohol count well above the legal limit. After crashing into the rear of the victim’s vehicle, Lynn’s car began skipping and spinning along the road. It then flipped over, slid for another several hundred feet and landed in the wooded shoulder.

Lynn had been ejected from the vehicle before it came to a stop, and nearby motorists called 911. Lynn survived, but semiconscious and unresponsive. Lynn was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she underwent surgery and treatment for serious injuries.

Lynn, 34, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, reckless driving and two counts of vehicular manslaughter. She was also cited for speeding. Lynn was released on a $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Westchester County Court on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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