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Yonkers woman pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter following death of boyfriend

Police say Mercedes Vargas crashed her vehicle into a school building while Martires Susana-Pena was hanging on to the hood of her car in September 2021.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2024, 11:08 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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A 43-year-old Yonkers woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter following a crash that resulted in the death of her boyfriend.
Police say Mercedes Vargas crashed her vehicle into a school building while Martires Susana-Pena was hanging on to the hood of her car in September 2021.
Susana-Pena was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office says Vargas also pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI.
Authorities say she faces a sentence of six months in prison with five years of probation. She is due back in court in August.


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