FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with manslaughter and other offenses Monday stemming from the death of a motorcyclist Sunday, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.
James Joseph Mervinsky, 40, was charged with manslaughter, negligent driving, two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident with injuries, fleeing and eluding police, attempting to elude police and driving while impaired, deputies said.
Mervinsky was fleeing from police when he drove his vehicle into the path of John Wayne Adkins, 28, of Middletown, Md., who was riding a motorcycle south on Md. 85 near Buckeystown, Md., deputies said. Adkins died at the scene.
Mervinsky was seen driving erratically Sunday afternoon near Crestwood Boulevard by a deputy, police said. Mervinsky was in the left turn lane, but drove straight onto Shockley Drive, nearly crashing into another vehicle.