Yonkers Man Pleads Guilty On Charges Relating To Fatal 2013 Crash

The driver had been accused of being intoxicated while operating a vehicle.

A Yonkers man pled guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

Mario Garcia-Sura

- Advertisement -

According to the DA’s office, Mario Garcia-Sura, 49, of 77 Locust Hill Ave, Yonkers, spent the day of October 20, 2013 drinking beer with an acquaintance while driving to and from “neighborhood bodegas.” The men’s intoxicated escapades came to a tragic end when Garcia-Sura, speeding down Riverdale Ave, collided with another car.

The driver of the second vehicle, 19-year-old Westchester Community College student Sreeraj Chandran—also of Yonkers—was fatally wounded in the collision. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital less than an hour later.

Garcia-Sura’s passenger survived, but was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was admitted for severe injuries to his lower body.

The DA’s office said Garcia-Sura will be sentenced on June 10.

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.