Man charged in crash that killed FBI agent, fire marshal

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man has been charged in a crash that killed an FBI agent and a deputy state fire marshal.

Maryland State Police said Tuesday that Roberto Garza Palacios, of Germantown, was charged with negligent driving in the Dec. 8 crash. The charge carries a $280 fine and three points on a driver's record, but no jail time.

The Washington Post reports that the events began when FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff reached for his cellphone and crashed into a median on Interstate 270.

Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen stopped to help. Both men were struck by a car driven by Garza Palacios as they stood on the road's shoulder.

Police said alcohol, drugs and speed were not factors. Garza Palacios did not return calls seeking comment. 

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