- Janelle Oni, a 21-year-old from Randallstown, Maryland was crossing the street on Route One in College Park, MD at around 3 a.m. when she was struck by a mini-van.
- The mini-van drove off but was eventually stopped by police two miles away from the scene according to WJLA.
- Oni was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics tried to revive her on the spot. Her mother tells The Baltimore Sun that she was having dinner with her sorority sisters.
- Jacky Luangraj, a 33-year-old from Manassas, Virginia had a blood alcohol level TWICE the legal limit (.08 is legal limit, .16 was Mr. Luangraj’s intake) and faces 15 charges which include:
- negligent auto homicide
- driving under the influence
- reckless endangerment
- Police stopped Luangraj after seeing damage to his windshield, glass in his lap and some of the victim’s hair wedged inside of the glass. He also failed his sobriety test.
- Oni, who graduated in May with degrees in conflict resolution and communications from Salisbury University, was an only child and planned to attend graduate school and eventually counsel underprivileged kids
- Since the beginning of UMD’s spring 2014 semester, five pedestrian accidents have occurred on Route 1. Of those five incidents, two have been deadly. This incident marks the third fatality on this road.
UPDATE – A mugshot of suspect Jacky Luangraj has been released by Prince George’s County Police. Luangraj was denied bond during a court hearing on Monday.
— PulseFeedz (@pulsefeedz) July 8, 2014
FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS TO HELP PAY FOR ONI’S FUNERAL COSTS: