Beverly Akemi Kobayashi, 22, who was a junior taking a paralegal course at Northern Virginia Community College, was fatally injured Thursday in a two-car collision on U.S. Rte. 301 north of La Plata, Md.
Maryland State Police said Miss Kobayashi was traveling south on the highway when a north-bound pickup truck struck her vehicle head-on. Police said she was taken to Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata and died there shortly afterward.
Investigators said the driver of the truck, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving in the wrong lane.
Miss Kobayashi, who was born in Arlington, lived in Falls Church and was a 1976 graduate of Falls Church High School. She studied for two years at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. At the time of her death, she was taking a paralegal course at Northern Virginia Community College and was working part time at a supermaket in Baileys Crossroads.
In high school, she played field hockey. Later, she was active in softball leagues in Northern Virginia and was interested in playing on a women's ice hockey team.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Key Kobayashi of Falls Church; three sisters, Frances Varner of Tucson, Ariz., and Teresa and Arleen Kobayashi, of Falls Church, and three brothers, Forrest, Turner and Baylor, all of Falls Church.