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Rye Woman is Drunk Driver in Fatality

A Rye woman was arrested in a drunk driving fatality that killed a Manhattanville college student around 5am Sunday morning.

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(PHOTO: Emma Fox, 24, of Rye. She lives in an apartment above Kelly's Sea Level on Midland Avenue.)

Rye resident Emma Fox, 24, lives in an apartment above Kelly's bar on Midland Avenue in Rye. She was arrested Sunday by White Plains police after allegedly driving at twice the legal blood alcohol limit. Fox called 911 after realizing she had struck someone or something with her car.

Responding to the scene, police found Robby Schartner, 21, a Manhattanville College student, dead.

Robby Schartner

(PHOTO: Robby Schartner, 21, a Manhattanville College student, is dead.)

From CBS Local:

"The woman arrested in connection with his death is also going to school. Emma Fox, 24, was being held on $100,000 bail late Monday.

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 her heart, she’ll never be the same, you know?” said Frank Byrne, a neighbor of Fox’s. “It’s just awful.”

Fox lives in an apartment over a bar in Rye. Byrne said her family is local.

“She’s a college student and she works for the family business and everyone’s devastated,” Byrne said. “I know her very well. She’s very good friends with my daughter, and she is the sweetest person on the planet. She will never be the same.”

The charge against Fox is vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Police said Fox blew twice the legal limit when she took the breathalyzer test at the scene."

Read the full story.

Other stories on this tragedy:

LoHud: Manhattanville student killed; Rye driver charged

NBC: Manhattanville College Student Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver While Walking Back to School: Police

News 12: Police: Manhattanville College student killed by drunken driver

LoHud: Man, 21, killed by drunk driver: White Plains cops

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