Mars Co-Owner Charged in Northern Virginia Fatal Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALDIE, Va. (AP) A search warrant seeking the medical records of an owner of candy company Mars Inc. states that Jacqueline Badger Mars told a witness she fell asleep at the wheel just before she was involved in a deadly car crash.

The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office says Mars was served Tuesday with a summons for a reckless driving misdemeanor charge. The sheriff's office says Mars' Porsche SUV crossed the center line in Aldie, Va., on Oct. 4 and hit a minivan. The sheriff's office says 86-year-old minivan passenger Irene Ellisor of Huntsville, Texas, died at the scene.

The 74-year-old Mars, the company founder's daughter who has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as the world's seventh-richest woman, is set to appear in court Dec. 5.

A personal spokesman says Mars "regrets this tragic accident."


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 229885351 - kbtx.com/a?a=229885351