WHITE PLAINS, NEW ROCHELLE — The driver in that horrific one way crash on I-95 in New Rochelle last summer was sentenced today to 3-9 years in state prison. The counts included Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.
Tanisha Gomez, of Queens, had pleaded guilty to driving more than six miles northbound on the wrong side of Interstate 95, through New York City and Westchester. She struck a 2005 Nissan on the southbound side of I-95 at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday July 24 near the Larchmont toll plaza, in New Rochelle.
A passenger in the other car was killed.
Gomez’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
The accident was one of three high-profile wrong-way crashes on Westchester County highways over the course of two years.