NYPD: Roosevelt woman charged with manslaughter in fatal Belt Parkway crash

A Roosevelt woman was driving drunk early Monday on the Belt Parkway in Queens when she rear-ended a car, overturning her car and killing her passenger, the NYPD said.

Sharlene Numa, 28, of 62 Lincoln Ave., is charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated after the collision at 4:15 a.m. between Springfield and Merrick boulevards in Springfield Gardens, police said.

Numa was driving east on the parkway when she rear-ended a 2012 Mercedes driven by an 18-year-old man, police said.


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Numa's 2014 white Infiniti overturned near South Conduit Avenue and Brookville Boulevard, police said. Numa and her passenger, Kendall Heard, 29, of Freeport, were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Heard was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Numa was "treated in stable condition" and arrested, police said.

Her arraignment information was not immediately available.

The driver in the Mercedes was taken to Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream in stable condition, police said.

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