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Md. man pleads guilty to DUI in fatal crash

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 2:15am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A driver who struck and killed a stranded motorist has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

Thirty-year-old Jose Jesus Garcia-Salmoran of Annapolis entered the plea Tuesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He faces up to a year in jail at sentencing Jan. 7.

The July 2011 crash killed 20-year-old Jasmine Owens of Upper Marlboro. According to a statement of facts, Owens' car had hit a guardrail on Route 50 and was left disabled in the right lane.

The Capital of Annapolis ( reports that Owens got out of her car to inspect the damage and was hit by a truck driven by Garcia-Salmoran. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Garcia-Salmoran was found to have a 0.13 blood alcohol content.


Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md.,

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