DRYDEN, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver in a fatal crash in Dryden with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter.
In an update, the sheriff’s office identified Annabelle Liz, 21, of Brooklyn, as the driver. She was charged with DWI, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony, unsafe lane change, and speeding.
The passenger in the vehicle, 26-year-old Glennys Cordero was injured when the car went off the road and struck a tree at about 3:39 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. Cordero and Liz were transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse after the crash, but Cordero was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Cordero was a SUNY Cortland student working toward her bachelor’s degree. She was an artist and had graduated from Tompkins Cortland Community College’s graphic design program, according to a Facebook post. In the statement, TC3 said Cordero was a wonderful person with a soul full of “love, life and care and respect for others.”
“Both communities are deeply affected by the loss of such a vibrant presence. She was an active community member who was passionate about the well being of others. We will miss her very much, as will all who knew her or even had the opportunity to spend a few moments with her. She was a people person through and through. Thank you Glennys for sharing your light with us, we will be forever grateful,” the statement read.
Liz was arraigned Friday in Dryden Town Court where she pleaded not guilty. She was released on her own recognizance and is due to reappear at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.