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Three-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Collision; Mother Indicted

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted 36-year-old Danshell Sade Jamillah Evon on charges stemming from a fatal collision that occurred on Thursday, May 12, 2022, on Connecticut Avenue and Atherton Drive.


The investigation by the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit revealed that Evon, of Bryans Road, MD, was driving her 2015 Kia Optima at a high rate of speed on southbound Connecticut Avenue, before colliding with a 1997 Ford F-150, towing a utility trailer. The Ford's driver was attempting to turn left from Atherton Drive onto northbound Connecticut Avenue. Both occupants of the Ford suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the collision, as well as two 13-year-old children who were passengers in the Kia. Evon's three-year-old daughter, Dreamie Dior Jackson, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.


Evon was indicted on several charges, including manslaughter by vehicle, child abuse, child neglect, and second-degree assault. Evon was arrested on Friday, November 18, and has been released on bond pending trial.


An indictment is not a finding of guilt. Danshell Sade Jamillah Evon is presumed innocent until proven guilty, pending the outcome of a trial.

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Release ID: 22-567
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: arrest