The Journal Information and lohud investigative reporter Jorge Fitz-Gibbon recounts the occasions surrounding the dying of Manhattanville junior Robby Scharter who was struck and killed by Emma Fox of Rye on the morning of Oct. 9, 2016.
Emma Fox admitted in courtroom right now to driving drunk when she struck and killed 21-yr-previous Manhattanville School junior Robby Schartner of Fishkill final yr.
The 25-yr-previous Rye resident pleaded responsible in Westchester County Courtroom to second-diploma vehicular manslaughter, a felony, and driving whereas intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She faces as much as seven years in state jail and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 7.
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Fox was driving her 2012 Nissan Sentra east on Westchester Avenue in White Plains on Oct. 9, 2016, when she hit Schartner, who was walking back to his dorm from downtown White Plains.
Fox drove about a half mile before stopping her car near Meadowbrook Road. A passing motorist saw the damage to the windshield and front of her car and called 911.
Police said Emma Fox of Rye drove her 2012 Nissan Sentra to a stop on Westchester Avenue after she struck and killed Manhattanville College student Robby Schartner. (Photo: Michael McKinney/The Journal News)
Responding officers found Schartner unconscious on the shoulder of Westchester Avenue near the entrance to Interstate 287. He suffered severe trauma to the back of his head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fox failed sobriety tests at the scene and later consented to blood and urine tests, which showed her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit to drive.
Schartner played lacrosse at Manhattanville. The hashtags #TeamThree and #RS3, based on his jersey number, spread through social media and were tied to a campaign to stop drunk driving.
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