A Silver Spring man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter after police say he was drunk and driving more than 100 mph when he crashed his car last year, killing a woman.

Marvin Salinas Rodas, 32, also pleaded guilty to one count of causing life-threatening injury while under the influence of alcohol. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 21.

In the early-morning hours of Oct. 18, 2020, Salinas Rodas was driving a Honda Accord north on Columbia Pike in White Oak. He crashed into a vehicle that was attempting to turn onto the road from Industrial Parkway after stopping at a flashing red traffic signal, according to court documents.

The vehicle he hit, a Toyota Corolla, was driven by 72-year-old Woyneshet Armide Ayele, of Silver Spring.

Ayele was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Salinas Rodas’ vehicle was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police obtained electronic data from Salinas Rodas’ vehicle that showed the vehicle traveling 118 mph in the seconds leading up to the crash, according to court documents. The speed limit in the area is 50 mph.

Salinas Rodas had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18, which is more than twice the legal driving limit of 0.08, according to court documents.

Salinas Rodas faces a maximum of 13 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com

Caitlynn Peetz

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com