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Posted at 1:50 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Indictment for woman after deadly crash

By Keith L. Alexander
Keith L. Alexander

A D.C. Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Mitchellville woman. charging her with involuntary manslaughter after a September drunk driving accident in Adams Morgan that killed one woman and left another severly injured, the District's U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday.

The grand jury also indicted Chamica Adams, 24, on charges including aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Adams was arrested on the evening of Sept. 8 after the 2007 Dodge Charger she was driving struck two women earlier that evening.

Julia Bachleitner, 26, a graduate student at Johns Hopskins University, died from her injuries six days later.

Authorities said in court papers that Adams had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit for driving in the District.

Adams, who was placed on a high-intensity supervision program, is scheduled to appear before a Superior Court judge on Jan. 14.

By Keith L. Alexander  | December 15, 2010; 1:50 PM ET
Categories:  Keith L. Alexander, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates  | Tags:  Adams Morgan, Adams Morgan Washington D.C., D.C. Superior Court, Grand jury, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, United States Attorney  
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Comments

Wow, she has the same name as the woman Rae Carruth had killed.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 15, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow, she has the same name as the woman Rae Carruth had killed.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 15, 2010 2:34 PM
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She came back from the dead, got drunk and killed someone. Wow what a trip!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | December 15, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

No that was Chancellor Adams.

Posted by: pkp1 | December 16, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

I think that drunk drivers who kill should all be charged with murder.

Posted by: ctree | December 16, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

I was actually down in Charlotte when that happened. I think her name was either Charica or Cherica Adams.
Carruth's son she was carrying at the time is named Chancellor.
Sadly, the injuries that caused her death resulted in significant developmental disabilities for the son who is being raised by his maternal grandmother.
It's a very sad story.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 16, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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