A Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted two drivers involved in an October 2021 fatal collision that resulted in the death of a 4-year-old girl, Montgomery County Police announced Friday. One of the drivers is the father of the young girl.
Gilberto Duvan Guerra Posadas, 25, of Germantown and Felipe Hernandez, 24, of Silver Spring were indicted on the following charges: Manslaughter by Motor Vehicle, two separate counts of Second-Degree Assault, and Driving a Vehicle in a Speed Contest, according to a press release.
On the night of October 21, 2021, emergency rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Dexter Avenue for the report of a three-vehicle collision.
“A black 2005 Acura RSX and a silver 2021 Honda Civic were traveling southbound on Georgia Avenue, approaching Dexter Avenue. The driver of a black 2020 Ford Fusion attempted to make a left turn from northbound Georgia Avenue to Dexter Avenue when it was struck by both the Acura and the Honda. The Acura then left the roadway and struck a brick wall. The Honda and Ford remained on the roadway,” according to police.
Hernandez, the driver of the Acura, and Posadas, the driver of the Honda, were involved in an “impromptu road race” before they collided with the Ford at “high rates of speed,” according to court documents. Iliana Hernandez—the daughter of Felipe Hernandez— was in the back seat of the Acura. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
Following the indictment, Hernandez turned himself in at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured personal bond.
Posadas is in police custody in Indiana on unrelated charges. A detainer is on file for the charges committed in Montgomery County, according to police.
The driver of the Ford Fusion — who was not identified by officials — was issued three citations for driving under the influence of alcohol.