Miriam Frankl was struck and killed by a hit and run driver operating a Ford truck owned by Thomas Meighan of Elkridge, Maryland. Mr. Meighan has been identified by witnesses as being at the wheel of his truck earlier in the day on October 16th, as it ran red lights, drove the wrong way on a one-way street and tailgated other drivers.
Mr. Meighan reportedly has six prior convictions for alcohol-driving violations and twenty-one motor vehicle convictions.
He is charged with seventeen moving violations for his driving behavior on October 16th although evidence has not yet emerged enabling prosecutors to charge him with manslaughter.
Evidently Mr. Meighan has pending charges from a July 2009 hit and run and in which he allegedly struck another vehicle, ran from the scene and was apprehended with a blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit.