Robert Rice Jr Indicted In Fatal August 2011 Collision In Callaway, Md.

10:33 AM, Mar 20, 2012   |    comments
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CALLAWAY, Md. (WUSA) -- A St. Mary's County grand jury indicted a man this month in relation to a collision that killed 2 people in Callaway, Md. last year.

Robert Rice Jr. of Callaway, Md. was indicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, aggressive driving, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision after an investigation into a collision that occurred on August 4, 2011 on Point Lookout Road in the area of Camp Cosoma Road in Callaway.

The investigation revealed that Rice was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck and struck a Toyota Sienna driven by Sophie Newbury, of Leonardtown, Md. on Point Lookout Road in the area of Piney Point Road. Rice failed to stop at the scene and headed northbound on Point Lookout Road. He then struck the back of a different Toyota Sienna driven by Dyhalma Trudell of Leonardtown in the area of Camp Casoma. Rice's vehicle then crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Impala driven by Chernica Boyland of Lexington Park.

Boyland and her front seat passenger, Lisa Proctor, both died as a result of their injuries.

Rice was arrested on March 15, 2012 and served with the St. Mary's County grand jury indictment.

Rice is being held without bond at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.


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