Mount Vernon Driver Indicted For Crash Death Of A New Rochelle Man

Written By: Robert Cox

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Ramel Douglas of Mount Vernon was arraigned in Westchester County Court before Judge Larry Schwartz on charges related to the vehicular death of a New Rochelle man stemming from a car crash in June, 2016.

A Westchester County Grand Jury handed up a three-count indictment against Douglas on the following charges: Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class E felony, Assault in the Third Degree, and Reckless Driving, both misdemeanors.

The indictment alleges, on the night of June 21, 2016, Douglas was driving at high speeds in a residential area of Lincoln Avenue in New Rochelle. His vehicle struck another car in which Jyrel Daniel of New Rochelle was a passenger. Daniel suffered severe injuries and, months later, died from those injuries. The indictment reads that Douglas, “with criminal negligence,” caused the death of another person.

Douglas’ bail was continued. The next court date is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2018.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Christine O’Connor, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and Daniel Flecha, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Narcotics and Firearms Division.