Baltimore SUV wreck driver causing 2 fatalities found guilty

Maryland SUV crash leaves 2 dead with driver sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Baltimore, MD (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The man who killed 2 people on the Bel Air Bypass on November 7, 2008, in a fatal SUV accident, was sentenced to prison Thursday April 9, 2009, by the judge. Christopher Herman Lentz, 37, from Glen Arm, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for 2 counts of vehicular manslaughter, in the death of a Perry Hall mother and child. Katherine S. Brady, 31, and her son Wilson Brady, 8, were the two that were killed in the tragic car accident. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Lentz had been driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee SUV at a high rate of speed when he crashed head on into a Saturn Mini-van. The Mini-van had been carrying the whole Brady family, including Stephen Bradley, 32, and their 2-year-old son Ian Brady.

Stephen Brady, who had been driving the mini-van on the way to a weekend cub scout retreat, was seriously injured, and 2-year-old Ian suffered minor injuries. Both Katherine Brady, and their 8-year-old son had been killed in the fatal motor vehicle collision. Investigators reported Lentz had been driving the Jeep Cherokee SUV 75 mph on the southbound Bypass highway when he crossed over the center lane and hit the mini-van head on. Police stated they found cocaine inside Lantz’s car at the SUV crash site. Judge William O. Carr gave Lentz a 10-year sentence in Katherine Brady’s wrongful death, and a 10 year sentence for Wilson Brady’s wrongful death to be served consecutively. Lentz was also sentenced to 4 additional years after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.

Lentz had a prior history of drug convictions, and driving violations plus had been involved in another a motor vehicle collision earlier the same day involving another van driven by a woman and carrying seven passenger children. Lentz was being held at the Hartford County Detention Center after he was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of the serious injuries he suffered in the fatal SUV wreck.

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