A panel of judges on Friday reduced the sentence of the driver involved in a crash that killed a Col. Zadok Magruder High School senior and two graduates in Olney in May, according to media reports.
Coffay pleaded guilty in November to three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of failing to remain at the scene of a crash where a death occurred.
Coffay was in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville on Friday under a Maryland law that allows a defendant to contest their sentence without going to an appeals court, The Post reported.
The crash occurred about 3 a.m. May 15 along Olney-Laytonsville Road, when, police said, the Toyota Corolla driven by Coffay hit a telephone pole and two trees.
Charles Nardella, 19, of Gaithersburg, the only passenger in the car to survive the crash, reportedly told police that Coffay immediately fled the scene.
Coffay was arrested three-and-a-half hours later after trying to enter his home in the 16700 block of Cutlass Drive in Rockville. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.16—twice the legal limit in Maryland, The Post reported.
Haeley N. McGuire, 18, of the 5600 block of Artesian Drive in Derwood, a Magruder High senior; Spencer Datt, 18, of the 5700 block of Sunrise Hill Road in Derwood; and John Hoover, 20, of the 5800 block of Rolling Drive in Derwood, died.