Mary MuellerAug 30, 2017, 11:12 pmAug 31, 2017, 12:15 pm

Driver charged after crash that killed Yonkers woman, 19

Renzo Yance has been charged with driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and speeding in the crash that killed Nina Cordero


Friends and family of Nina Cordero are mourning the 19-year-old's death after she was ejected from a speeding BMW on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers on Saturday night.

Now, police are saying that the driver of the car Cordero was riding in, 21-year-old Renzo Yance of Yonkers, should never have been behind the wheel of a car to begin with.

Authorities say that they believe Yance may have been attempting to sell the BMW to Cordero and her fiancé, and was taking the couple on a test drive when the crash happened. Cordero's fiancé survived the crash.

The Westchester County District Attorney's Office says just three weeks prior to the accident, that Yance was arrested for driving under the influence and without a license.

And in 2016 the DA's office says he was arrested and charged for driving, while on drugs.

While a toxicology report still has not come back yet following Saturday's crash, Yance is currently behind bars, charged with driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and speeding.

His bail was set at $150,000 cash or $300,000 bond.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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