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Man drives on opposite side of highway killing two

Man sentenced to 20 years after DUI leaves two dead
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Posted at 10:50 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 10:53:51-05

Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that the Terrance Sellman, 47 of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for two counts of negligent manslaughter.

On September 2, 2018, Terrance Sellman, was driving a Ford Expedition traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on U.S. Route 50 in the area of Rowe Boulevard. Donald Tyner and Janell McDougald, were riding on a motorcycle going eastbound when they were hit head-on by Sellman. As a result of the collision, both were declared deceased on the scene.

Multiple people called police about Sellman traveling in the wrong direction on U.S. Route 50. Police officers located Sellman moments after the collision as he was walking away from the scene. Sellman showed signs of extreme impairment and was incoherent throughout his encounter with law enforcement. Sellman was unaware that he had been involved in a collision and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sellman's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .14. In the state of Maryland, the law prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.

"I hope the sentence sends a clear message to those who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol that the Office of the State's Attorney will thoroughly prosecute those responsible to ensure the safety of our roads for the citizens of Anne Arundel County." said Anne Colt Leitess.