Court Update: Maria Perez-Marquez

The Omaha, Neb., woman who was involved in a November 2017 head-on collision that killed three members of a Sabetha family has been extradited back to Jackson County after being arrested last week in Omaha.

Maria Perez-Marquez, 49, is back in the Jackson County Jail after she was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 23, by U.S. Marshals, for failing to appear for her scheduled no-evidence/no-go preliminary hearing on Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller, Perez-Marquez was seen via video Monday, Oct. 29, and is now scheduled for a status hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Bond has been denied.

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 one of two co-editors for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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