Kayla Gerdes Held on $200K Bond for Vehicular Manslaughter

By JJ Duncan on
Kayla Gerdes, 18, appeared in court Wednesday on charges of vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 69-year-old woman who was gardening in her front yard when she was hit by the van Gerdes was driving Tuesday morning. Gerdes was ordered held on $200,000 bail after pleading not guilty. Police charge that Gerdes, who lives on Long Island, was high on the painkiller Oxycontin when she took control of the van before hitting Rebecca Twine-Wright and slamming into her home. Gerdes claimed...Read Full Story