Man Charged in Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Enters Guilty Plea; Victim Remembered as Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Pastor
During a hearing at the circuit court in Annapolis on February 14, Kevin James Pickett (shown above, left photo), 43, entered a plea of guilty to negligent vehicular manslaughter and driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for May 16, court records show.
On May 12, 2022, 46 year old Tramellia Nicole Wright-Fox (shown-above, right photo), of Glen Burnie, died shortly after being struck by a Pickett while getting help with fixing a flat tire near Route 10 and Ordinance Road, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said. Investigators say Pickett was determined to be under the influence and arrested on the scene following a series of field sobriety tests administered by responding officers.
According to a police department press release, the vehicle that Pickett was driving, a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, was unable to maintain its lane of travel while headed southbound on Route 10 from I-695 towards Ordnance Road. At one point, Pickett's vehicle left its lane of travel and crossed adjacent lanes, crossing directly onto the right shoulder. As a result, Pickett's vehicle struck Ms. Wright-Fox, and also struck her vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, the release said.
Ms. Wright-Fox reportedly leaves fond memories to be cherished by her husband of 26 years, Alvis Fox, Jr., five children and one grandchild. She also co-pastored, alongside her husband, at Lord's Church of Deliverance in Baltimore.
"I forgive him," Wright-Fox's husband Alvis said during an interview with Report Annapolis News shortly after the accident. "I pray that he finds Jesus and gets to know him. Even though I forgive him, I still think that he needs to be held accountable for his actions."
Pickett was involved in a non-fatal accident and subsequently arrested in Eldersburg in 2021 on several drunk-driving related charges, according to court records. The status of that case was not immediately available.