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Dec. 23, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Hasani Ewan (DOB 02/17/77) of 365 12th Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York was arraigned on a seven-count indictment charging him with:

  • three counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, class "D" Felonies,
  • one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class "E" Felony,
  • three counts of Driving While Intoxicated, unclassified Misdemeanors under the Vehicle and Traffic Law.

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 drawn at the hospital revealed that he had a .13 percent BAC.

Defendant pled not guilty and remains out on a bail of $75,000.

The defendant's next court date is March 23, 2016.

He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

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


Hasani Ewan

Hasani Ewan


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