Single-car crash in Olney kills 3
Posted on Jun 04, 2011
Three young adults are dead and a fourth injured after a single-car crash May 15 in Montgomery County. The driver, who survived, faces felony charges.
The fatal Maryland auto accident occurred around 3 a.m. when 20-year-old Kevin Coffay, of Rockville, swerved off of Olney-Laytonsville Road, crashing his Toyota Corolla into two trees and a telephone pole.
Passenger Spencer Datt, 18, of Derwood, died at the scene. Rockville residents Haeley McGuire, 18, and John Hoover, 20, died at area hospitals. Friends of the deceased say the two men were graduates of Magruder High School in Rockville, where McGuire was a senior.
A fourth passenger, 19-year-old Charles Nardella of Gaithersburg, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Coffay fled the scene of the accident, but police arrested him three hours later.
He is currently being charged with four felony counts: failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving injury, failure to stop the vehicle in a fatal accident, failure to assist those injured, and failure to report to police. He is also being charged for fleeing police.
Blood work is pending to determine if Coffay was intoxicated. Police on the scene say his breath smelled of alcohol, and Nardella testified at a bond hearing that Coffay had been drinking at two parties earlier that night.
Coffay's family posted a $50,000 bond.