A Bel Air woman was indicted Tuesday for negligent homicide and manslaughter in connection with a fatal car crash which occurred on Route 543 in Fountain Green last summer.
Nicole A. Albers, 28, of Bel Air faces nine charges in connection with an accident which claimed the life of Carolyn DiCocco, 64, of Bel Air on Route 543 near Foxborough Drive July 21.
Albers is charged with felony counts of negligent homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and vehicular manslaughter, as well as driving under the influence or while impaired, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to control vehicle speed on a highway to avoid a collision, speeding, failure to keep on the right side of the road, and driving without a license, according to court records.
The manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of $5,000; the negligent homicide charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000.
Albers is being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $250,000 bond following a bail review hearing Thursday morning.
According to Maryland State Police investigators, Albers was northbound on Route 543 in a 2002 Chrysler 300M when her vehicle struck a southbound 2010 Lexus driven by Albert DiCocco, 65, of Bel Air.
Carolyn DiCocco was pronounced dead at the scene. Albers and a passenger in her vehicle, Alycia Hoffman, 23, of Bel Air were airlifted to R Adams Cowley University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in fair condition. Albert DiCocco was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Nicole A. Albers