Two Anne Arundel County residents are being charged with providing alcohol to minors, an action that may have contributed to a deadly January crash involving one of their own family members.
Debby Franco, 44, and her son Joshua Franco, 23, denied charges that they supplied alcohol to teenagers at their house party in Severna Park on January 28.
Teens partying at their house that night included 18-year-olds Breanna Marie Franco and Zachary Tyler Rose, as well as 19-year-old Brittany Ann Walker. All three teens died later that night in a wrong-way accident.
According to police reports on the fatal crash, Walker was drunk and driving the wrong way down eastbound Route 50 around 3:30am on a Saturday. The other two teens were passengers in the vehicle.
Walker managed to go several miles the wrong way before hitting a second vehicle head-on near Davidsonville Road. The car carrying the three teens caught on fire in the crash. All three teens were trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The other driver, Terry Wayne Davis, age 55, was also drunk and died on the way to the hospital.
In the ongoing investigation, police recently charged the two members of the Franco family. If they are found guilty, Debby and Joshua would each be fined $500 for providing the alcohol that may have contributed to the fiery crash.
The Maryland wrongful death attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest condolences to the families of the four people who died in this tragic accident.