Maria Perez-Marquez’s preliminary hearing continued

The Omaha, Neb., woman who was involved in a November 2017 head-on collision that killed three members of a Sabetha family has had her preliminary hearing continued.

Maria Perez-Marquez, 49, was scheduled to appear in a Jackson County courtroom Thursday, Sept. 13, for her preliminary hearing, but instead the hearing has been continued until 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. This will be a non-evidentiary preliminary hearing.

She was arrested Thursday, Aug. 23, in Omaha on a Jackson County warrant for three felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and two felony counts of aggravated battery, as well as a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

These charges stem from a fatal head-on collision that occurred on U.S. Highway 75 on Nov. 25, 2017, which killed three members of a Sabetha family and seriously injured one. Perez-Marquez and her passenger Rosalao Perez of St. Joseph, Mo., also were injured in the accident.

Perez-Marquez was being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, but is now out on bond.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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