Yonkers police: Woman facing charges after domestic partner killed in car accident
A Yonkers woman is facing charges Monday after police say her domestic partner was killed in a car accident.
Police say Mercedes Vargas, 43, got into an argument with her domestic partner then took off in a car at a high rate of speed on Stanley Avenue with the victim on the hood.
According to police, video shows Vargas driving down the street until crashing through an access gate before striking a barrier and wall at Eugenia Maria De Hostos Micro Society School located just off Stanley Place just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say the victim suffered fatal traumatic injuries.
Vargas is charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter 2-DWI, which is a felony. She was arraigned on the charge and remanded into custody.
Vargas is due back in court Sept. 10.