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Aug. 11, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced that Hasani Ewan (DOB 02/17/77) of 365 12th Ave., Mount Vernon, NY was sentenced today to one to three years in state prison after having pled guilty on April 28, 2016 to:

  • one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony

in the death of Eloise Spears.

On Sept. 7, 2015 at approximately 1:40 a.m., the defendant was driving his 2001 Honda Accord eastbound on the Cross County Parkway in the vicinity of the Seminary Bridge in Yonkers. Also inside the car was Elouise Spears of the Bronx, a front seat passenger.

Ewan drove his car off the highway and into the Seminary Bridge abutment. The vehicle’s front passenger side impacted the bridge, killing Spears.

When police arrived, the defendant was outside the vehicle and appeared to be in an agitated state. Officers noted that Ewan’s eyes were glassy and that he staggered when he walked. They also detected the smell of alcohol on his breath and the smell of marijuana coming from his clothing.

Ewan suffered a cut to the face from the accident and was taken to Westchester Medical Center. Upon his arrival he was placed under arrest and advised of his DWI warnings.

The defendant’s blood was drawn at the hospital and revealed that he had a .13 percent BAC.

Ewan was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

Deputy Bureau Chief Nadine Nagler of the Superior Court Trial Division prosecuted the case.


Hasami Ewan

Hasami Ewan