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UPDATE- Lauren Scott trial postponed

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Lauren Renee Scott of North Beach, MD

Lauren Renee Scott

Annapolis, MD – Jan. 10, 2017-- The jury trial of a Calvert County woman deemed the at-fault driver in a motor vehicle crash that killed a St. Mary’s County couple last Valentine’s Day has been indefinitely delayed, according to documents on file in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Lauren Renee Scott, 28 of North Beach faces 13 counts in connection with the crash on Solomons Island Road (Route 2) in Edgewater that claimed the lives of Daniel and Kayla Amos, both 21 of California.

The delay was granted by the court Tuesday, Jan. 10. This is the second time the trial has been pushed back. Scott’s attorney, Eugene M. Whissel II, declined to discuss the reason for the request. He did confirm that his client is no longer behind bars but confined to her residence.

According to court records, a conference on the status of the case, which is being prosecuted by Anne Arundel County Assistant State’s Attorney Michael W. McGraw, will be held in March.

Last Feb. 14, Scott was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Route 2 near Swallow Lane when the vehicle crossed the centerline, striking the Amos’ southbound Honda Civic. An investigation conducted by the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Traffic Safety Division, with close coordination from the State’s Attorney’s Office, determined Scott’s failure to remain right of the centerline was the primary cause of the crash.

According to a police report, investigators “also found probable cause that Scott was driving under the influence of drugs—marijuana and opiates—and/or controlled dangerous substance (CDS), which directly contributed to the crash and the subsequent deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Amos.

Scott was arrested last June. She is charged with two counts each of negligent manslaughter by automobile, homicide by motor vehicle - drugs, homicide with a motor vehicle - CDS, and criminally negligent manslaughter with a vehicle; and one count each of driving, attempting to drive a vehicle while so far impaired by drugs; driving, attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by CDS; failure to drive right of center, reckless driving and negligent driving.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com


Annapolis, MD - A Calvert County woman charged with two counts each of negligent manslaughter and homicide with a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs in connection with a crash in Anne Arundel County last Valentine’s Day is tentatively scheduled to go on trial this month. According to online documents, Lauren Renee Scott, 28 of North Beach, has a motion hearing in Anne Arundel Circuit Court in Annapolis Wednesday, Jan. 11. Her jury trial, which was postponed in November, is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 24.

Last Feb. 14, Scott was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Route 2 near Swallow Lane in Edgewater when she crossed the centerline, striking a Honda Civic driven by Daniel Amos, 21 of California. Both Daniel Amos and his wife, Kayla Amos, also 21, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The Anne Arundel County Traffic Safety Division conducted an investigation, which was closely coordinated with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office. Police determined Scott’s failure to remain right of the centerline was the primary cause of the crash. Investigators “also found probable cause that Scott was driving under the influence of drugs—marijuana and opiates—and/or controlled dangerous substance, which directly contributed to the crash and the subsequent deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Amos.”

Scott was arrested in June of last year. She is facing a total of 13 criminal and traffic charges related to the crash. Scott, who is being represented by attorney Eugene M. Whissel II, remains incarcerated on $1 million bond.

The Amos’ were returning home from Annapolis last Valentine’s Day after celebrating their six-month wedding anniversary when the tragedy occurred.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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