Yonkers Man Arraigned In Death Of His Girlfriend

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A Yonkers man was arraigned on a nine-count indictment stemming from a fatal accident in August.
A Yonkers man was arraigned on a nine-count indictment stemming from a fatal accident in August.

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers man faces three counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and multiple drug and alcohol charges following a fatal accident that killed his girlfriend in August, according to a statement by Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

William Watkins-Gomez was allegedly driving a 2005 Honda Civic on Aug. 4, 2013 when he jumped a curb, sideswiped a building and struck a tree on the west side of South Fifth Avenue, according to the District Attorney's Statement.

Watkins-Gomez' girlfriend was a passenger in the vehicle. She was removed from the wreck and taken to Mount Vernon Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the district attorney. 

Watkins-Gomez was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .10 and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana was found in his system as well, the district attorney said.

Bail was set at $100,000 for Watkins-Gomez. If convicted, faces a maximum of seven years in prison. His next court date is Friday, Feb. 28, according to the district attorney. 

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