Roosevelt man takes plea deal in crash that killed girlfriend

Horace Cummings, 34, was driving while drunk and high back in November 2015 when he crashed head-on with another vehicle in Hempstead. The incident killed his girlfriend Diamond Hawkings, 25, on her birthday.

Horace Cummings, 34, was driving while drunk and high back in November 2015 when he crashed head-on with another vehicle in Hempstead. The incident killed his girlfriend Diamond Hawkings, 25, on her birthday. (2/22/17)

MINEOLA - A Roosevelt man admitted in court Wednesday to driving drunk and high in the crash that killed his girlfriend.

Horace Cummings, 34, crashed head-on into another vehicle near Front and Orchard Streets in Hempstead in November 2015. His girlfriend, Diamond Hawkings, died. She had just turned 25 years old.

Cummings pleaded guilty to three of eight charges against him, including manslaughter. He originally pleaded not guilty.

By accepting the plea deal, Cummings is now facing prison time of four to 12 years and waives his right to an appeal. Sentencing was set for April 6.

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