Driver charged in crash that killed girl, 4

July 15, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County police have charged a Prince George's County man with negligent manslaughter by a motor vehicle while intoxicated after an accident Saturday in which they said his sport utility vehicle jumped the median strip on Route 100 and struck a car, killing a 4-year-old girl.

Marcos S. Perez Amaya, 33, of the 3900 block of 56th Ave. in Hyattsville also faces 10 other charges, including reckless driving and negligent driving, Howard police said.

Police said Amaya was driving erratically in a Jeep Cherokee around 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 100 at Executive Park Drive when his vehicle crossed the median and struck the Nissan Sentra of an Ellicott City family.

Nadine Mohamed Younis of the 8500 block of Timberhill Court was killed. Her sisters, Noren Mohamed Younis, 6, and Yara Mohamed Younis, 1, were in critical condition yesterday at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Their father, Mohamed Farag Younis, and mother, Ghada A. Ecmetwally, both 36, were treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

Amaya was treated for minor injuries at Shock Trauma and released. He was arrested and taken to county police's southern district station. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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