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Driver charged with manslaughter in 2019 four-vehicle crash

Indictment says he was racing his car in Olney

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The driver of a car who hit another car in Olney in 2019, killing the driver, has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and driving a vehicle in a speed contest.

Camilo Jose Ahumada Serje, now 26, of Olney, was driving a 2014 Infiniti Q50S north on Georgia Avenue near the interchange of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) on Sept. 6, 2019, police said in a press release at the time.

Serje’s car hit a 2009 Honda Civic driven by 32-year-old Rene Antonio Hernandez Jr. of Olney, police said.

Hernandez was driving south on Georgia Avenue and was trying to turn left onto the ICC.

Serje’s car then hit a 2004 Ford Explorer traveling north on Georgia Avenue, while Hernandez’s car struck a 2018 Dodge Challenger heading north on Georgia Avenue, police said.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

None of the other three drivers was injured. A woman who was riding in Serje’s car was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

A grand jury indicted Serje on April 29 on charges of manslaughter by motor vehicle and driving in a vehicle speed contest, according to court documents.

State court records indicate that he appeared in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Wednesday and will appear again for a scheduling hearing this month.

According to Maryland law, the manslaughter charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison or a maximum $5,000 fine. The charge of unlawful driving a vehicle in a speed contest carries a penalty of up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of $1,000.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com