West Virginia man, woman arrested after fatal Maryland crash that killed two children

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FRIENDSVILLE, M.D. (WDTV) - Maryland State Police have arrested two people from Morgantown who are facing charges related to a 2018 vehicle crash in Maryland that left two children dead.

Joshua Murray, 40, and Crystal Adams, 35 were arrested Wednesday by West Virginia State Police.

Their charges are neglect of a minor, three counts of having an occupant under 16 not restrained by a seat belt, criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle, among others.

Murray is being held without bail while Adams is being held on $50,000 bail at the Garrett County Detention Center.

According to Maryland State Police, on July 3, 2018 about 3 p.m. they were called to I-68 near the Maryland-West Virginia state line on a report of a single vehicle accident that occurred in the rain. Adams and four juveniles, ages 5, 12, 13 and 14 were ejected from the car.

Murray was the only one who was not ejected from the vehicle. None of the children had on seat belts or car seats.

Tyler Murray, 13, was taken to the hospital where he later died and Kyra Adams, 12, was treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital, where she died on July 5.

According to investigators, Adams initially claimed to be the driver of the vehicle, but later concluded Murray was the driver.



 
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