FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A Maryland man was found guilty of reckless driving for slamming his pickup truck into a compact car, killing a 2-year-old boy and seriously injuring his pregnant mother.
Matthew R. Cable, 22, of Hagerstown, had his license suspended Monday for 180 days, though he will be allowed to drive to work.
On July 20, Elizabeth Marchman, 33, was driving west on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County with her son, Zak, 2, sitting in a rear child safety seat when she stopped for traffic backed up because of an accident.
Cable did not see her stop and slammed into her car, causing it to burst into flames. Zak did not survive. Marchman lost the fetus and suffered numerous injuries, including second- and third-degree burns over 30 percent of her body.