William Watkins-Gomes, of Yonkers, pleads guilty in drunken-driving crash that killed Kelly Williams

Watkins-Gomes is facing seven years after pleading guilty in the death of Kelly Williams. (3/26/14)

YONKERS - A Yonkers man is facing seven years behind bars after pleading guilty in the drunken-driving death of his girlfriend.

Prosecutors say William Watkins-Gomes admitted to vehicular manslaughter, DWI and reckless driving in connection with the incident last August.

Police say Watkins-Gomes was drunk and high on marijuana when he was driving on West Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon. He jumped the curb, side-swiped a building and crashed into a tree. His girlfriend, Kelly Williams, who was a passenger, died from her injuries.

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He is scheduled for sentencing May 20.

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