Court Update: Maria Perez-Marquez captured in Omaha

The Omaha, Neb., woman who was involved in a November 2017 head-on collision that killed three members of a Sabetha family has been arrested after being a no-show at her scheduled preliminary hearing.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, in a news release, said Maria Perez-Marquez, 49, was captured in Omaha Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, by U.S. Marshals. Perez-Marquez failed to appear at her scheduled no-evidence/no-go preliminary hearing on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Perez-Marquez 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.

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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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