The New Year may not be getting off on the right foot in East County. Last Friday, a man walking up Route 29 near the under-construction Briggs Chaney interchange was struck by a van making a U-Turn. Briggs Chaney has a huge number of pedestrians - why hasn't the construction made it any safer for them? SHA needs to look into this.
And yesterday, a nurse and mother of three was stabbed to death by her estranged husband in their townhouse on Dunwood Terrace in the Saddle Creek subdivision off of Route 198. The husband then fled to Olney, where he led police on a brief car chase that evening which ended with his arrest and charges for first-degree murder.