Tuesday, July 17, 2018- In Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge H. James West, Wendy Lynn Moore, 50 of Mechanicsville, entered a guilty plea to Negligent Manslaughter for the 2017 vehicular slaying of victim Brian Smith. On August 1, 2017, Smith was attending to a mechanical issue of his vehicle which was disabled on the shoulder of Route 5 south of Legacy Park Place. Moore was operating her vehicle northbound Route 5 when her vehicle struck Smith’s vehicle, which then hit Smith.
The impact was so great that Smith was thrown into a separate, grassy area and suffered from extensive injuries to his head and body. Smith ultimately succumbed to his injuries. A blood kit test was conducted on Moore which revealed a .05 blood alcohol level and presence of a prescription drug.
A sentencing date has been scheduled for October 18, 2018.