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Maryland man arrested for driving while under influence in accident that killed son

Posted: 3:55 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 16:16:08-05
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Frederick man has been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol in a single vehicle crash that killed his 4-year-old son.

Maryland State Police arrested Gregory Ehabe on Friday.

According to investigators, troopers from the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack responded at about 10:30 p.m. on December 2 to a report of a single-vehicle crash that took place on Interstate 70 at Bower Avenue.

Troopers say the vehicle, a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, entered the median and hit a concrete culvert.

Ehabe and his son, Everett Ehabe, were removed from the vehicle and taken to Meritus Medical Center. Everett Ehabe was then transferred to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he was pronounced dead on December 4.

Following the completion of the investigation, the case was presented by the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office to the Washington County Grand Jury, which indicted Gregory Ehabe.

Ehabe is being charged with:

  • grossly negligent manslaughter by vehicle
  • homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  • homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  • homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol
  • driving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  • driving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  • driving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol while transporting minor
  • driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol
  • driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol while transporting minor and child neglect