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Drunk driver kills 71-year-old Hagerstown woman in head-on collision

Posted: 12:02 PM, Feb 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-02 12:02:30-05
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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A man has been arrested after he killed a woman in a head-on collision while under the influence of alcohol.

On Saturday at about 3:00 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to Eastern Blvd. North in the area of Antietam Drive for a vehicle accident.

Ivan Valladares Canas, 29, was driving a Ford Sport Trac when he crossed the center line of the road and hit a Honda CRV, killing the driver, 71-year-old Sandra Vollmer.

Canas has been charged with the following:

  • Homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol
  • Homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol
  • Driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol per se
  • Driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol
  • Failure to drive vehicle on right half of roadway when required
  • Failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather conditions
  • Failure of licensee to notify Administration of change of address within 30 days

Canas is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.