Meghan Wood of Stormville, New York has been charged with one count of first degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of second degree vehicular manslaughter, and three counts of misdemeanor DWI in the tragic June 18th death of her best friend Lisa Marie Moray. Wood’s SUV went off the ramp from the southbound Sprain Brook Parkway heading onto the eastbound lanes of I-287 at approximately 4:30 AM on June 18th, rolled over, and landed on its wheels. Both women were ejected from the vehicle. The two friends had apparently spent the night drinking at a Manhattan club called Down The Hatch. Wood admitted to police that she had 8 beers and was found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18, leading to the New York Aggravated DWI charges.
Ms. Moray was pronounced dead at the scene. Ms. Wood allegedly told police that Moray was driving. However, police investigation, including DNA evidence from the car, and a photo from the Henry Hudson toll bridge, apparently shows that Wood was driving the vehicle.
Wood posted the $20,000 bail and is due in Westchester County Court in White Plains on January 22, 2009. She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years on the first degree vehicular manslaughter count under the Penal Law of New York State.
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