Defendant Disputes Who Driver Was in Doubly Fatal Anne Arundel Crash
Posted on Apr 18, 2012
A man on trial for hitting two teenage girls with his car last June insists that his girlfriend was the one driving when the fatal Maryland car crash occurred.
Reuben Dunn, 28, is being charged with manslaughter, fleeing the scene of an accident and driving while drunk. Dunn, however, says that his ex-girlfriend, 26-year-old Kendra Myles, was actually the one behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
The accident occurred along a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Anne Arundel County. Two teenage girls were crossing the street on foot at the intersection of Pratt Street around 11:40 p.m. when a Lincoln sedan hit them but failed to stop.
Courtney Angeles, 16, and her childhood best friend, 17-year-old Emerald Smith, both died in the June 13, 2011 hit-and-run accident.
Initially, Myles confessed to being the driver, saying she hit something but didn’t know what it was. She later changed her story, claiming that she and Dunn switched seats in between the time the accident occurred and when a policeman stopped them half an hour later.
Myles has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the accident in exchange for testifying against Dunn, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her two children. Myles claims that Dunn was driving drunk and speeding. Neither was tested for alcohol the night of the crash.
The Baltimore Police Department and members of the attorney’s office have declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the accident, which is still under investigation.
Both Myles and Dunn have a less-than-stellar driving record. Myles was fined once for speeding and another time for driving with a suspended license. Dunn was convicted of a 2005 felony for distributing drugs and having a gun in his vehicle; he also has a speeding charge pending.