A 26 year-old former Yonkers resident, Louis Nardella, Jr., entered pleas of guilty to multiple felonies stemming from a car accident that killed a 29-year-old woman in New Rochelle. Mr. Nardella pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter, criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving while impaired by drugs, reckless driving and several traffic violations.
The victim, Amy Taylor, was killed May 23, 2009 when Nardella’s Subaru hit her car head-on at 1 a.m. on Pelham Road near Park Avenue. There were skid marks on the road from the Subaru, and police said a witness told them that he was going fast.
Taylor was trapped in her car and had to be extricated by the New Rochelle Fire Department. She died at the scene. Police pulled Nardella from his burning car, and he was hospitalized with a broken leg, ruptured spleen and internal bleeding.
A toxicology report found that he had been under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash. A search of his car recovered 71 Vicodin pills inside a locked glove compartment that were packaged for sale, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Bronx man pleads guilty in crash that killed woman in New Rochelle, Journal News, Rebecca Baker, March 18, 2010.