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Driver Indicted in Road Rage Crash That Killed Baby Boy: Prosecutors

The driver who hit a family on a Rockland County roadway last month, killing an infant in a stroller, has been indicted on manslaughter, homicide and other charges, prosecutors say. 

Albert Gomez, 62, is accused of driving recklessly in a road rage incident when he sped onto the shoulder of Route 59 in Spring Valley, slamming into a mother and her three children

The 3-month-old boy died days after being hit, according to the Rockland County district attorney. The 38-year-old woman and her two daughters, ages 13 and 9, were seriously hurt and are continuing to recover.

Prosecutors say Gomez was angry at a taxi driver and was speeding onto the shoulder near Robert Pitt Drive when he hit the family on June 26.  

Gomez, who faces up 15 years in prison if convicted, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. He remains jailed until then. Attorney information for the man wasn't immediately clear. 

Witness Joel Rabinowitz previously told News 4 that he was driving directly behind Gomez's Toyota, and that he believes road rage led to the crash. 

Rabinowitz said the Toyota was cut off by a white vehicle, and that the driver of the Toyota then tried to pass the white vehicle along the berm, crashing into the family as they walked. 

"The silver Corolla, the driver of the car, threw a cup out of the window, was driving pretty erratically," Rabinowitz said. 

Rabinowitz says he did not see the actual crash, and his account has not been confirmed by police. Nevertheless, he was resolute, telling News 4: "This was definitely road rage." 

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