Woman Cries In Court After Allegedly Striking, Killing Manhattanville College Student

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Westchester County woman cried in court Tuesday, as she appeared on accusations of driving drunk and killing a college student.

Emma Fox, 24, is charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

Police said her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit early Sunday when she allegedly hit Robby Schartner, 21.

Schartner was struck on a dark roadway two miles from the Manhattanville College campus in Westchester County, where he attended school.

Schartner was a junior and a member of the school’s lacrosse team.

It appeared that both college students were leaving downtown White Plains just before 5 a.m. Sunday. Fox was driving a 2012 Nissan Sentra, Schartner was on foot, police said.

The accident took place near a ramp where Westchester Avenue meets Anderson Hill Road. Fox pulled over in the pre-dawn darkness and called 911, telling the operator she thought she had hit something, police said.

Arriving officers discovered Schartner’s body in the road.

In court Tuesday, Fox’s attorney asked the White Plains judge to put her on suicide watch at the county jail.

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