Woman indicted for fatal crash
Allegedly drove under influence of oxycodone, cocaine
A Hollywood woman was indicted last Friday for negligent vehicular manslaughter stemming from an October crash in Charlotte Hall in which she allegedly swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a man riding a motorcycle, killing him.
Prosectors alleged in court that
Kelly Yvonn Young, 59, had been driving under the influence of oxycodone and cocaine, based on blood tests conducted shortly after the Oct. 8 accident that killed Robert Maguire, 47, of Broomes Island.
Around 7:59 p.m. on Oct. 8, Maryland State Police troopers responded to Route 234 near Allens Fresh Road for a reported traffic collision, according to a press release. Investigation revealed that Young had been traveling westbound on Route 234 in a Chevrolet Camaro as Maguire traveled eastbound on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Young then swerved across the dividing double-line into oncoming traffic and collided with Maguire, ejecting him from his motorcycle. After the collision, the Camaro remained in the road with no lights on, causing a Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling eastbound to collide into the side of the Camaro. Maguire was pronounced dead on the scene, while Young was transported to a hospital via helicopter with nonlife threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, Young appeared in Charles County Circuit Court for the first time for bond review in front of Judge James West. Young, who had her leg amputated from the knee as a result of the accident, was wheeled into the courtroom.
Assistant State’s Attorney Francis Granados told the court that Young’s boyfriend had been following her in a separate vehicle that night, and at the crash site he told a trooper that Young takes prescription pain medication, but it usually doesn’t affect her like that. While hospitalized from the accident, Young tested positive for oxycodone and cocaine, Granados said.
“I was on my pain meds,” Young told West before she was cut off by her attorney.
Due to the constant medical care needed for Young, West set bond at $3,500.
A target trial date was scheduled for Jan. 9.