The driver of a pickup truck who caused a fatal accident last November when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 83 was sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to 90 days of home detention, a decision that infuriated the victim's family.
"He's walking away with nothing," said Charlene Bell, 34, of New Freedom, Pa., whose husband, Richard J. Bell Jr., 31, was killed in the Nov. 21 crash. "It's like he's getting off free."
Calvin Eng, 47, of Fort Worth, Texas, was charged with auto manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he struck Bell's minivan about 4 a.m. in heavy fog while driving south in the northbound lanes of I-83 near the Belfast Road exit outside Sparks.