Defendant Reported Vehicle Stolen After Crash
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for Criminally Negligent Homicide and other charges after a deadly crash on East Fordham Road last summer.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant’s alleged reckless actions led to the death of a woman and injuring of a second woman. Instead of staying on scene to help and take responsibility for his actions the defendant allegedly fled and then falsely claimed his car was stolen to obtain financial compensation.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Demoy Adams, 35, of Spencer Avenue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, was arraigned today on Leaving the Scene of an Incident without Reporting, third-degree Insurance Fraud, Criminally Negligent Homicide, fourth-degree Insurance Fraud, third degree Grand Larceny, two charges of first-degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing, two counts of second-degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing, Leaving the Scene without Reporting, third-degree Assault, Reckless Driving, and fifth-degree Insurance Fraud before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Marsha Michael. The defendant is due back in court on March 8, 2022.
According to the investigation, on August 28, 2021, at approximately 8:42 p.m. Adams was driving his BMW 5 Series on East Fordham Road near Morris Avenue. Video surveillance showed his vehicle weaving through traffic recklessly and overtaking the curb before striking Murielle Gousse, who was standing on a sidewalk. She was killed in the crash. A pedestrian who was standing near Gousse was struck by debris and injured.
Adams was captured on surveillance video near his home hours after the crash. His car was tracked to New Jersey auto repair shop and recovered. The investigation then found the defendant reported his vehicle stolen to the NYPD and his insurance company, despite it being recovered and in NYPD custody.
District Attorney Clark also thanked NYPD Office Gregory Gianacopulos from Highway District Collision Investigation Squad.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.