Madeen Mehdi Maredia

Madeen Mehdi Maredia

A 19-year-old Brazos County man was indicted last month on manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection to a 2017 crash that left a 63-year-old woman dead.

According to court records, Madeen Mehdi Maredia, 19, was directly indicted with manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is accused of causing a crash in December 2017 that killed Maria Palomares of Bryan.

According to an article in The Eagle at the time, Palomares was driving westbound on University Drive and attempted to turn left into a parking lot on Dec. 9, 2017. Authorities said an eastbound driver, now identified as Maredia, struck her and caused the vehicle to roll several times before it collided with a tree. Two others were injured in the crash.

The indictment states that Maredia had been speeding at the time of the collision, and that he had not been watching the road or maintaining a single lane of travel. It also lists the victims of the aggravated assault charges as male and a female vehicle occupants, though it does not clarify which car the two were in.

Maredia was released from the Brazos County Jail on the day of his arrest on a $75,000 bond.

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