Three years after a 2014 car crash that resulted in the deaths of three women and two children, the alleged drunk driver has plead guilty to all charges.
The accident occurred on October 10, 2014 when the drunk driver hit a car that was stopped at a red light in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Included in the death toll was a 1-year-old child, a mother of 8, and a mother of 2. “We’re talking about 10 kids without mothers,” Lloyd Hardy, a family member, said after the crash. “Ten. I mean, that’s absolutely devastating.”
At his trial, the driver pleaded guilty to all 28 of his charges, which included multiple counts of DUI-related crimes as well as five counts of negligent manslaughter.
Around 9:40 p.m. in 2014, the defendant was driving at speeds above 70 mph when he collided with the stopped vehicle near Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace. The perpetrator and the driver of the vehicle he hit, who was the mother of both children killed in the accident, survived the event.
“I just felt like I was in a nightmare,” Boykin previously told News4. “I wish I would have died, too. My daughter was in the backseat, singing some silly song. We were all laughing. Next thing I know, I saw cracks in the windshield. We never knew what hit us.”
At the time, the driver had a suspended license, and prosecutors said that his blood alcohol level was 0.14, almost twice the amount allowed by Maryland law
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