Woman surrenders in deadly Long Island hit and run, cover up

April 11, 2013 3:15:49 PM PDT
A Long Island woman surrendered to police Thursday after a deadly hit and run back in September.

Nicole Grammarstorf is also accused of getting help to cover up the crime.

Prosecutors are set to unseal an indictment accusing Grammarstorf of mowing down a pedestrian in Huntington Station, dragging him for 500 feet and leaving him for dead.

And what's worse, prosecutors say she enlisted the help of an auto mechanic to get rid of her damaged Nissan Pathfinder.

Mark Monserrat, who owns a body shop in Deer Park, allegedly bought the car from Grammarstorf with plans to sell it to an unsuspecting buyer.

John Ebel is his lawyer.

"He said nothing indicated that [the car] had been involved in an accident other than crashing into something, not into someone," Ebel said.

Because the indictment has been secret, it's unclear what charges Montserrat or Grammarstorf will face, or what their alleged relationship is. Ebel says Montserrat used to date Grammarstorf's cousin.

And it turns out this isn't Grammarstorf's first arrest behind the wheel. In 2006, when she was 23, she was caught driving 81 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone. She was allegedly drunk with her then-5-month-old son in his car seat and was charged with DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. She was not convicted, and the records were sealed.

Grammarstorf faces a maximum of 7 years in prison if she is charged with vehicular manslaughter and convicted.