UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The charges against the driver involved in a head-on collision that killed a 20-year-old college student have been dropped, officials said.
James Scott Calero, 31, was charged with DUI, DWI and seven other charges, police said.
Prosecutors dropped the charges out of fear that Calero could plead out to lesser charges pending a full investigation of fatal crash. They do expect to re-file charges when the investigation is finished.
Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Maryland State Police responded to MD 202 at Old Largo Rd. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac DeVille and a silver Nissan Altima with damage from the crash.
According to police, the driver of the Cadillac, which was traveling southbound on MD 202, lost control and crossed the center line directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Adedire Olanrewaju Ososanya of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Cadillac, James Scott Calero, was transported to Prince George's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Ososanya was a junior at Morgan State studying businesses, a fraternity brother of Ososanya's told WUSA9. He also said the late student was a leader at the university.
Calero has a history of driving violations, including driving or attempting to drive while under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash while someone was hurt, assault on a police officer.
Ososanya's friends and family held a vigil on Sunday night at Largo High School. They are raising money for his funeral service. The Go Fund Me account raised more than $16,000 in two days. If you'd like to contribute, click here: Go Fund Me
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