Woman Charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide after Baltimore County Crash that Killed a 5-Year-Old and Her Grandmother

A Timonium woman, 22-year-old Callie Noble Schwarzman, was charged on July 25th with driving while impaired by alcohol and other controlled substances, negligent manslaughter by automobile and vehicular homicide in the recent auto crash that killed 5-year-old Delaney Gaddis and 60-year-old Deborah Limmer, Gaddis’ grandmother.

On Monday, July 23rd at approximately 6:50 a.m., Limmer was pushing Gaddis in a stroller on the sidewalk along Girdwood Road when Schwarzman allegedly lost control of her Kia Sorento travelling southbound on Girdwood Road just south of Treherne Road. Then, Schwarzman allegedly veered across the road and onto the sidewalk, striking Limmer and Gaddis. Limmer and Gaddis were transported to a local hospital in critical condition and both were pronounced dead later that morning.

Schwarzman is currently being held without bail, pending a review hearing. Schwarzman also faces charges of violation of probation for a 2017 drunk-driving offense in Carroll County. After searching Schwarzman’s Kia Sorento, police uncovered evidence of alcohol and a controlled dangerous substance.

“Schwarzman, who was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, consented to a blood test which was submitted to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division for analysis,” Baltimore County police wrote in a release announcing the arrest. “The results of the test remain pending.”

Gaddis, who was to begin kindergarten in August, was the daughter of Brian Gaddis, a Baltimore County police officer, and Jennifer Gaddis, a nursery school educator. Limmer, a cardiac intensive care nurse at Sinai Hospital, is succeeded by her three children; Jennifer, Rob and Tom; her mother, Joan Chojnacki and sister, Denice Holin.

Victims and their families deserve justice for their suffering after an individual’s negligence causes a horrific accident. The wrongful death and personal injury attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz are dedicated to advocating for the rights of those affected by negligence. If you or a loved one were impacted in the fatal July 23rd auto crash, contact Azrael, Franz, Schwab and Lipowitz today.  

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