Yonkers crash kills teen, injures fiance

Posted: Updated:
YONKERS -

A crash on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers left a young woman dead, her fiance injured and the driver facing criminal charges.

Nina Cordero, a 19-year-old backseat passenger in a BMW, was riding with an unbuckled seatbelt Saturday night. The impact ejected her through the sunroof, resulting in her death.

"I don't want parents to go through what we're going through," said her father, Edwin Cordero.

Her fiance survived the crash without serious injuries, and the driver, Renzo Yance, faces charges of aggravated unlicensed driving, reckless driving and speeding.

Police say they may tack on more charges once the investigation is complete.

The funeral for Cordero, who graduated Roosevelt High School, is planned for Friday, but friends and relatives gathered Tuesday evening for a vigil in her memory.

"This means everything to me," Cordero's father told the gathering. "This is support."

  • Westchester CrimeCrimeMore>>

  • Yonkers neighborhood rejects white supremacist flyers

    Yonkers neighborhood rejects white supremacist flyers

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:36 AM EST2018-11-13 10:36:11 GMT
    Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.
    Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

    Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

    Merchants and locals are teaming up to promote diversity and tolerance along McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

  • Police: Thieves already stealing holiday packages

    Police: Thieves already stealing holiday packages

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:32 AM EST2018-11-13 16:32:13 GMT
    Police: Thieves already stealing holiday packagesPolice: Thieves already stealing holiday packages

    Greenburgh police say they've already had four different thefts from people's homes in just the past few weeks.

    Greenburgh police say they've already had four different thefts from people's homes in just the past few weeks.

  • Police: Report of Wallkill hostage incident unfounded

    Police: Report of Wallkill hostage incident unfounded

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:36 PM EST2018-11-12 23:36:21 GMT
    Wallkill police say that a report of a possible hostage situation Sunday turned out to be unfounded.Wallkill police say that a report of a possible hostage situation Sunday turned out to be unfounded.

    Wallkill police say that a report of a possible hostage situation Sunday turned out to be unfounded.

    Wallkill police say that a report of a possible hostage situation Sunday turned out to be unfounded.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."