Negligent driving case that killed 2 ends with $280 fine

Saturday, July 7, 2018|9:36 a.m.

ROCKVILLE, Md.– A Maryland man who fatally struck an FBI representative and a fire marshal on the side of a highway has been founded guilty of negligent driving and paid a $280 fine.

The Washington Post reports 28-year-old Roberto Garza Palacios served no prison time for his role in the December crash that killed Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Unique Agent Carlos Wolff.

Wolff and Cohen were standing on the side of the road on I-270 in Montgomery County when they were struck by a Honda Accord driven by Garza Palacios. Wolff had crashed after grabbing his cellphone, and Cohen had stopped to assist.

Garza, a local of Guatemala, still deals with possible deportation. Migration authorities arrested him after the mishap and charged him with overstaying a visa.

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