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Ellicott City woman pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter in death of 78-year-old

Ellicott City woman pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter in death of 78-year-old

An Ellicott City woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular manslaughter after driving on the wrong side of the road while on drugs and hitting and fatally injuring a 78-year-old pedestrian in September.

In addition to a drug charge in the manslaughter case, Brittany McElhiney, 29, also pleaded guilty to marijuana possession with the intent to distribute. Police found two bags of marijuana in her car after the accident, according to a spokesman for the county prosecutor's office.

Around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, witnesses saw McElhiney drive her 2013 Ford Focus on the wrong side of Green Clover Drive, collide with another vehicle and then hit Robert Dukehart, of Ellicott City,...

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