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Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Westchester Teen, Injured Boyfriend

Nina Cordero. Photo Credit: GoFundMe
Renzo Yance. Photo Credit: Yonkers Police Department

The driver of a BMW that crashed on Central Avenue last summer has pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal crash that killed 19-year-old Nina Cordero in Yonkers and injured her boyfriend.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Thursday that Yonkers resident Renzo Yance, 22, has pleaded guilty to a felony count of manslaughter for his role in the Aug. 26 crash last year that took the lives of his two passengers when he rolled his BMW M5 while speeding.

Members of the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to the northbound lanes of Central Park Avenue, near Sadore Lane at approximately 7:15 p.m. on the day of the crash, where there were reports of an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

Upon arrival, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said that officers spotted the vehicle in the roadway, with a passenger having been ejected from the vehicle further down the road, unconscious and unresponsive. First responders administered medical aid, including CPR and transported the 19-year-old Yonkers resident to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Scarpino noted that Yance was driving without a license and was operating the vehicle at more than 100 mph at the time of the crash in Yonkers.

Yance pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault in court. He will face up to 15 years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 5.

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