Police: 1 dead after drunken driver hits tree

One person is dead after a drunken driver lost control of her vehicle on Orchard Beach Road and slammed into a tree, according to investigators.Police

THE BRONX - One person is dead after a drunken driver lost control of her vehicle on Orchard Beach Road and slammed into a tree, according to investigators.

Police say they arrived at the scene Thursday night to find three occupants in the vehicle. They say Mariely Gonzalez, 25, was behind the wheel. Gonzalez and another male passenger were taken to Jacobi Medical Center and are listed in stable condition.

Another passenger, Veronica Cintron, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say they determined Gonzalez was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Gonzalez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: President Trump's inauguaration speech 1 Video: President Trump's inauguration speech
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 2 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Witnesses say someone tried to snatch a baby 3 Witness: Suspect attempts to abduct baby from stroller
Testimony continued Friday in the departmental trial of 4 NYPD officer who shot, killed BX teen testifies in department trial
Police are searching for a man they say 5 Police: Man stole electric tools worth $650

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE