Bronx driver indicted for manslaughter in triple fatal car crash

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A Bronx man who was the driver in a car crash in September that killed his three passengers was indicted June 7 on three counts of second degree manslaughter.

Yordany Bautista Hernandez, 20, was traveling 119 miles per hour in a 50 miles-per-hour zone on the eastbound Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon on Sept. 25, 2020 when his 2019 Toyota Camry struck a guard rail and rolled over.

Maria Vasquez Guzman, 16, and John Pena Martinez, 24, both of the Bronx and Garibaldy Reyes Jerez, 22, of Manhattan, all died at the scene. Bautista Hernandez sustained minor injuries.

“This tragedy has caused enormous sadness and pain for the families and loved ones of the three victims,” said Westchester District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah. “We hope that our efforts to hold the driver accountable for his reckless actions will help bring them some peace and closure. I am grateful, as always, for the partnership of the Westchester County Police in this investigation.”


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