Dr. Rebecca Twine
Prosecutors said on April 20, 2010, Kayla Gerdes was speeding and high on drugs when she lost control of the van she was driving and drove onto a Hempstead lawn, killing 69-year-old Dr. Rebecca Twine.
Gerdes’ trial was supposed to begin this week, nearly 18 months to the day after she allegedly climbed behind the wheel of a van and ran over and killed a beloved doctor while high on Xanax and Oxycodone.
Prosecutors said they began investigating Lutful Chowdhury following a fatal car accident in Hempstead in April 2010 that left Dr. Rebecca Twine dead. The driver — Kayla Gerdes — is accused of being under the influence of drugs.
Months after retired Hempstead doctor Rebecca Twine was killed mowing her lawn, the woman charged in her death was apologetic Tuesday and told reporters she was “really sorry.”