Van Driver Convicted in Deadly Sidewalk Crash

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Van Driver Convicted in Deadly Sidewalk Crash

advertisement

A construction van driver has been convicted of manslaughter in a New York City sidewalk crash that killed a pregnant woman a few blocks away from the Empire State Building.

A Manhattan jury delivered its verdict Wednesday in Keston Brown's trial.

Prosecutors say the grocery-store repairman was drunk and distracted by a passenger's antics when his work van veered onto a sidewalk in March 2009. Ysemny Ramos (yuh-SEH'-muh-nee RAY'-mohs) was killed. A friend walking with her was hurt.

The 28-year-old Brown acknowledges he was drinking before the wreck. But he said he lost control of the van because its engine abruptly failed.

Brown wasn't hurt in the crash.


 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out