Rye woman sentenced for drunken crash that killed Manhattanville student

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A Rye woman received a six-month sentence Wednesday for a drunken driving crash that killed a Manhattanville College student in 2016.

A judge sentenced Emma Fox, 25, for the Oct. 9, 2016 death of Manhattanville College student Robert Schartner.

Prosecutors say Fox was driving drunk eastbound on Westchester Avenue in White Plains when she struck and killed the 21-year-old student.

Investigators say Fox drove about a half-mile before stopping. 

Schartner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fox faced up to seven years in prison. After pleading guilty last November to one count of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving while intoxicated, she got a negotiated sentence of six months at the Westchester County Jail plus several years of probation.

Fox apologized to the Schartner family, but the family was unmoved by her apology.

In a victim impact statement, Robert Schartner's stepfather called Fox a murderer who left his family broken.

Robert Schartner's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Fox. That case is pending.

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