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Man charged with negligent manslaughter in Hagerstown woman's death asks for jury trial

July 18, 2008|By ERIN JULIUS

A man charged with negligent manslaughter in connection with the May death of a Hagerstown woman requested Thursday that his case be forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court for a jury trial, according to court records.

Kenneth Lee McDowell, 71, of 22916 Cavetown Church Road in Smithsburg, also was charged with negligent homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records.

Colleen Joy Parks was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after the May 4 crash, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Jefferson Boulevard (Md. 64) in the area of Twin Springs Drive, Maryland State Police said.

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