A Roosevelt woman is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly driving drunk early Monday when she slammed into the back of another car on the Belt Parkway in Queens before her car overturned, killing her passenger, the NYPD said.
Police said Sharlene Numa, 28, of Roosevelt, was arrested Monday at Jamaica Hospital and has been charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. She is currently awaiting arraignment, but details about the court proceeding were not immediately available.
According to investigators, Numa has been charged for a fatal crash that occurred at 4:15 a.m. along South Conduit Avenue near Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale, Queens. NYPD patrol officers responding to the crash learned Numa had been behind the wheel of a 2014 white Infiniti sedan and headed east along the Belt Parkway when she allegedly rear-ended a 2012 Mercedes, cops said. The force of the collision then caused Numa’s vehicle to overturn, police said.
When emergency medical crews arrived to the crash, they rushed both Numa and her passenger, Kendall Heard, 29, of Freeport, to Jamaica Hospital, but Heard succumbed to his injuries before arriving at the medical center.
The 18-year-old driver of the Mercedes – whose identity was not released – was also hospitalized, cops said. He was listed Monday in stable condition at Franklin General Hospital. Police said Numa was under arrest and being treated in stable condition.
The police investigation is continuing.