Plea hearing set in crash that injured Davies
The driver in a 2009 crash that injured U.S. national team
forward Charlie Davies and killed a female passenger is scheduled
to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drunken
A plea hearing is set for Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria
for Maria A. Espinoza of Clarksville, Maryland. She was driving in
October 2009 on the George Washington Parkway in northern Virginia
when the accident occurred.
Davies sustained two broken bones in his right leg, elbow and
face and a lacerated bladder. The other passenger, 22-year-old
Ashley J. Roberta of Phoenix, Maryland, was killed.
The injuries caused Davies to miss this year’s World Cup. He is
trying to regain fitness with Sochaux’s reserves in France.
Last month, Davies was fined $1,040 and his license was
suspended by French police because of a speeding violation in which
he said a teammate was driving.