On the afternoon of February 14th 2016, officers responded to a head-on crash on Solomons Island Road near Swallow Lane in Edgewater. A Toyota Camry, driven by Lauren Scott, crossed the centerline and struck a Honda Civic killing the occupants Daniel & Kayla Amos, newlyweds celebrating their six month wedding anniversary.
Traffic Safety subsequently assumed responsibility for the crash investigation and found the primary cause was Ms. Scott’s failure to remain right of the centerline. The investigation, closely coordinated with the State’s Attorney’s office, also found probable cause that Ms. Scott was driving under the influence of a drug (marihuana and opiates) and/or controlled dangerous substance (CDS) which directly contributed to the crash and the subsequent deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Amos.
As a result of the extensive investigation and the evidence obtained from various sources, an application for both traffic and criminal charges was made through the court commissioner and an arrest warrant was issued. Ms. Scott was located and arrested on June 14th at her mother’s residence in North Beach and is being held on $675,000 bail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center pending a bail review.