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Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged in 2015 Crash That Killed Five

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WYE MILLS, Md.- A tractor-trailer driver involved in a Queen Anne's County, Md. crash last year that killed five people from Accomack County, Va.  is now facing charges.

Following a review of the crash investigation, Maryland State Police have issued multiple traffic charges against 29-year-old Yvenet Mayette of Philadelphia. Troopers said they met with Mayette at the Easton Barrack on Tuesday and served him a criminal summons.

The list of 11 charges, issued by Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney Lance Richardson, include:

  • Failure to stop at a red light, contributing to a fatal crash
  • Failure to control speed to avoid collision, contributing to a fatal crash
  • Negligent driving, which contributed to a fatal crash
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving a commercial vehicle in condition likely to cause a crash, which contributed to a fatal crash
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with inoperative brakes on a combination vehicle, which contributed to a fatal crash
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with inadequate brake linings, contributing to a fatal crash
  • Driving a commercial vehicle after being on duty for 70 hours in eight consecutive days, contributing to a fatal crash
  • Driver of a commercial vehicle preparing a falsified record of duty status, which contributed to a fatal crash
  • Driver of property carrying vehicle driving after 14 hours of having come on duty without 10 hours off duty, contributing to a fatal crash
  • Driver of property carrying vehicle driving after having driven 11 hours without 10 hours off duty, contributing to a fatal crash

The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 213 in Wye Mills.  

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