Woman Charged in Valentine's Day Crash That Killed Young Newlyweds

Authorities have charged a North Beach, Maryland, woman in a Valentine's Day crash that killed a young newlywed couple.

Anne Arundel County police said in a statement Wednesday that 27-year-old Lauren Scott has been charged with homicide by motor vehicle while impaired, criminally negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle and other offenses.

Charging documents state that Scott acknowledged using marijuana and heroin before the crash and medical records show she tested positive for the drugs. She is being held on $1 million bail.

Police say Scott's car crossed the center line on an road in Edgewater, Maryland, on Feb. 14 and struck a car head-on, killing the driver, 21-year-old Daniel Amos, and his 20-year-old wife, Kayla. Police say the California, Maryland, couple was celebrating six months of marriage.

Friends of the couple told The Capital Gazette some people thought they were too young to marry when they tied the knot last summer.

"They were soulmates," said Larry Patin, who officiated the couple's wedding, told the paper. "I don't know how she would've lived without him."

Scott's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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