They couple were driving back from visiting grandparents in Monsey, NY, when when their car was caught in a chain reaction crash that was caused by Rahmel Watkins and Zakiyyah Steward.
Rahmel Watkins, 35, faces arraignment on the upgraded charges Monday in First District Court in Hempstead, Nassau County.
Rahmel Watkins and Zakiyyah Steward, also of Brooklyn, were arrested after the April 4 fatal crash on Nassau Expressway.
Rahmel Watkins is charged with DWI by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana. Steward also pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Steward’s bail was set at $25,000 and she remains in custody.
Levin and Kaplan were trapped in their vehicle, which caught fire, police said. They were to be married in June.