Arundel crash claims 3rd victim

Dialysis patients were in Dec. 30 collision

February 10, 2007|By DAN LAMOTHE

A third dialysis patient has died after the van she was riding in was struck in a head-on collision, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Mary Rawlings, 65, of Annapolis died Monday of injuries she suffered in the Dec. 30 collision with a Mercedes sedan on Admiral Drive near Jennifer Road in Annapolis, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Sara Schriver.

Jason Robert Dehn, 24, of Annapolis, was initially charged with two counts of of manslaughter in the case, but the charges were dropped Jan. 19 after the county state's attorney's office said there were "contradictory results" over which of the two men was driving the car.

Police have said that Dehn and Fontaine Pridgett, 46, of Annapolis knew that the Mercedes' brakes were faulty and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol after the accident, police have said.

Kristin Riggin, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office, said yesterday the case remains under investigation.

The accident also killed Mary A. Davis, 48, and Terry W. Wright Sr., 56, Annapolis residents and dialysis patients who were heading to treatment that morning.

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