Arundel grand jury indicts driver accused of causing fatal accident

Crash on Route 295 killed Delaware man

April 02, 2000|By Andrea Siegel | Andrea Siegel,SUN STAFF

An Anne Arundel County grand jury has indicted a Baltimore driver on charges that he zigzagged on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and caused the death of another driver.

Willie Jenkins, 59, of the 3800 block of Edmonson Ave. was indicted Friday on a charge of negligent manslaughter by automobile and six related charges stemming from an accident June 14 in which Robert Snyder Jr. of Bear, Del., was killed.

William D. Roessler, deputy state's attorney, said Jenkins, a laborer at the National Security Agency, was driving north on the highway around 3: 30 p.m.

Jenkins is accused of zigzagging and speeding around other northbound vehicles, clipping Snyder's car near Route 100, Roessler said. Snyder's car hit a tree head on, Roessler said.

Jenkins' car became airborneut the accident.

He told investigators that he has had a seizure disorder for many years after he was hit with a baseball bat, Roessler said.

Jenkins will be issued a summons to appear in court in several weeks.

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