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Tractor trailer driver charged in Md. crash that killed 5

February 5th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State Police say a driver whose tractor trailer crashed with a car in Queen Anne's County, killing five people in the car, has been cited for 11 traffic violations.

Twenty-nine-year-old Yvenet Mayette of Philadelphia was served with a criminal summons Tuesday, troopers said in a news release.

Police say the crash occurred on Jan. 10, 2015, in Wye Mills.

Killed in the crash were 24-year-old Regina Ayres of Greenbush, Virginia; her 7-year-old daughter Jordan Ayres; her 2-month-old son Jonathan Ayres; her 25-year-old boyfriend Travis Straton of Onancock, Virginia; and Regina Ayers' 30-year-old sister Zerissa Ayers and her unborn child.

Mayette's citations include driving a commercial vehicle with inoperative brakes and driving a commercial vehicle after being on duty for 70 hours in eight consecutive days.

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