MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – A young woman is facing criminal charges after her car was involved in a deadly crash in Manhattan on Thursday night, according to the Daily News.
Police said 19-year-old Stephanie Jaramillo was driving a Toyota Corolla on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge near Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights when the accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Investigators determined that Jaramillo lost control of the vehicle while driving at a high rate of speed and slammed into a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and a back-seat passenger, 18-year-old Christina Cora, was partially ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Jaramillo and three other young women in the car sustained minor injuries and were listed in stable condition at Harlem Hospital.
The NYPD said Jaramillo, a resident of Queens, had been drinking while the group was out celebrating her birthday. She now faces multiple charges, including drunk driving, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide. Police said her blood alcohol content tested at over twice the legal limit following the accident.
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