Man Charged in Fatal I-70 Crash that Claimed La Plata Man - Southern Maryland Headline News

Man Charged in Fatal I-70 Crash that Claimed La Plata Man


BALTIMORE (Jan. 19, 2010) – Charges resulting from a Baltimore County Grand Jury indictment were served by Maryland State Police Sunday on the driver involved in a crash on June 21, 2009, on I-70 near the Park and Ride, in which two people were killed.

The accused is identified as Donneil Raeburn, 26, of the 4500-block of Dresden Road, Pikesville. He is charged with two counts of negligent manslaughter by auto, two counts of negligent homicide by auto, two counts of negligent homicide by auto while impaired, causing life threatening injuries while under the influence of alcohol, causing life threatening injuries while impaired by alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, reckless driving and failure to control vehicle speed on a highway to avoid a collision.

Raeburn was apprehended by members of the Maryland State Police Fugitive Apprehension Team at his residence on Sunday, Jan. 17. After processing, he was taken to the Baltimore County Detention Center where he was incarcerated on $100,000 bond.

On Monday, January 11, a Baltimore County Grand Jury handed down an indictment in this case. The charges were forwarded to State Police investigators for service.

The indictment is the result of a fatal crash that occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. on June 21, 2009, on Interstate 70, just east of Interstate 695 in Baltimore County. The Maryland State Police CRASH Team investigation revealed Raeburn was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Impala west on Interstate 70 when he lost control of the vehicle and collided into three pedestrians and two parked vehicles.

Two of the three pedestrians were killed. They were identified as Jonathan Robert Henderson, 20, of La Plata, and Mary-Kathryn Michele Abernathy, 21, of Columbia. Paul Alan Duffy, 23, of Elkridge, sustained life threatening injuries.

Evidence developed during the Maryland State Police CRASH Team investigation was provided to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. The State’s Attorney’s Office coordinated presentation of the evidence to the Grand Jury, which prompted the indictment.

Source: Maryland State Police HQ

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