Woman accused in fatal wrong-way crash faces judge
After missing a court date last week, the woman accused of driving drunk in the wrong direction on I-95 and causing a fatal crash faced a judge today.
Prosecutors say Tanisha Gomez, 26, of Queens, drove her minivan for about 6 miles on the wrong side of the highway before plowing into a Nissan Sentra, killing a passenger in the car.
Gomez, who has pleaded not guilty, missed a court hearing last week because she remained in the hospital recovering from the crash, her lawyer said.
The district attorney had warned that a bench warrant could be issued for Gomez's arrest if she failed to show up today.
Gomez arrived for today's hearing in a wheelchair flanked by family members, wearing a cast on one of her arms. She turned her head and did not speak to reporters as she left the hearing.
Gomez remains free on $50,000 bail. She is due to appear in court again on Sept. 28. Woman charged in wrong-way crash a no-showDA: Driver in fatal wrong-way I-95 crash was drunkWrong-way crash leaves 1 dead, 2 critical