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Woman Sentenced in New Rochelle Wrong-Way I-95 Crash

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The driver in a wrong-way crash that killed a man on Interstate 95 this past summer was sentenced Tuesday to three to nine years in state prison after her guilty plea to all counts of a nine-count indictment that charged her with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, manslaughter and driving while intoxicated,  according to a press release from the Westchester County  District Attorney's Office.

Tanisha Gomez, of Ozone Park, Queens, was sentenced on three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of second-degree manslaughter, one count of first-degree vehicular assault, one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, two counts of driving while intoxicated, and one count of reckless driving, the press release said.

Gomez crashed head -on into a car at 4:31 a.m. July 24 as she was driving north in the road's southbound lanes in New Rochelle, the district attorney's office said. Reginald Lee, a passenger in the other car, was killed.

Gomez had been driving her vehicle in the wrong direction for at least 6.4 miles in New York City and Westchester County, the release said.

Gomez, the driver of the victim's car and Lee all had to be cut out of their vehicles by emergency crews from New Rochelle, who responded to the accident along with New York State Police.

The driver of the victim's car sustained serious injuries. Gomez also was injured in the crash and was treated at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

Her blood alcohol content was determined to be a 0.19, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

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