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Defendant: Kristen Lynn (DOB 02/08/85)

Oct. 29, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Kristen Lynn of Yonkers has been indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury in the death of a 28-year-old Yonkers woman on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Hastings-on-Hudson in July.

Specifically, Lynn is charged with:

  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a class B felony
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class C felony
  • 2 counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class D felony
  • Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor
  • Speeding, a traffic violation

Following arraignment Lynn was released on $20,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in County Court next Nov. 12, 2019.

Background
Just after midnight July 21, 2019, prosecutors allege, Kristen Lynn, driving a Lexus southbound on the Saw Mill River Parkway at Hastings-on-Hudson, rammed into the rear of a Honda driven by Danielle Gore-Johnson, 28, of Yonkers. By the impact of the crash and the speed at which the Lexus was traveling, Gore-Johnson’s car was pushed off the road into the shoulder, spinning the car sideways. The Honda landed on impact against a tree where it split in half.
The driver was killed.

The indictment alleges that Lynn was driving in a reckless manner, at high speeds and with a blood alcohol count well above the legal limit. After crashing into the rear of the victim’s vehicle, Lynn’s car began skipping and spinning along the road. It then flipped over, slid for another several hundred feet and landed in the wooded shoulder. Lynn had been ejected from the vehicle before it came to a stop. Other motorists called 911. She was alive but semiconscious and unresponsive. Lynn was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she underwent surgery and treatment for serious injuries.

An extensive investigation was conducted into the crash by the Westchester County Police Accident Investigation and Reconstruction team, and detectives from the General Investigations Unit. Assistant District Attorney Daniel Flecha, Deputy Chief in the Trial Division, is prosecuting the case.

 In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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