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Warrant issued for driver in fatal crash

November 30, 1999|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN ? A bench warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle involved in a June 9 car crash that killed a pregnant Funkstown woman.

Kelsy Lynn Thomas, 20, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the crash and was pronounced dead a few days later. Thomas was four months pregnant at the time of her death, and the baby did not survive.

A jury indicted Javaughn Allen Young, 21, on a charge of negligent homicide in connection with the crash. Young was scheduled for a first appearance Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court but was not present.

The judge issued a warrant for Young's arrest, Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said Thursday afternoon.

Thomas was a passenger in a 1995 Civic that Young was driving when the vehicle struck an unoccupied parked car at a high rate of speed on Main Street near Mousetown Road in Boonsboro, according to police reports.

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Young was driving the car, which was registered in Thomas' name, on a suspended Maryland license, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said at the time of the crash.

Young also faces charges of driving on a suspended license, driving on a highway without the required license and authorization, and attempting to elude police by failing to stop, Washington County Circuit Court records show.

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