Philadelphia Woman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Expressway Crash That Killed Two People
A Philadelphia woman was sentenced to 8 years in prison in connection with a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in 2014 that killed two people and injured four others.
On Friday, 47-year-old Roselyn D. Kornegay of Philadelphia, was sentenced on her guilty plea to two counts of 2nd degree vehicular homicide for causing the deaths of her passengers, 35-year-old James Dennis and a 4-year-old child, when she crashed her pickup truck in June, 2014.
On June 20, 2014, at approximately 7AM, State Police responded to milepost 22.7 of the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township for a single vehicle fatal crash. A pickup truck, driven by Kornegay, was traveling westbound on the Expressway when it left the roadway toward the center median, struck a guardrail, and overturned. Kornegay and her two passengers inside the pickup truck’s cab and three additional passengers who were riding in the truck bed were all ejected from the vehicle.
Front seat passenger James Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene. Kornegay and the other front seat passenger, a 4-year-old boy, were transported by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital, Camden. The child died from his injuries later that afternoon.
On September 29, Kornegay pled guilty before to two counts of vehicular homicide. In accordance with a plea agreement, Kornegay was subject to 10 years of incarceration in state prison on each count, the terms to be served concurrently. On Friday, a judge sentenced Kornegay to 8 years in prison.