Central Texas Teen Charged with Manslaughter
News 10 is reporting that a local Central Texas teenager pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault Monday in connection with a car crash that left one man dead back in 2016.
Savannah Cardoza pleaded guilty to both manslaughter and aggravated assault on Monday inside of a local district courthouse.
In November of 2016, Cardoza, of Speegleville, was a 17-year-old Midway High School student who crashed her car into another passenger vehicle causing a semi truck to swerve and try to avoid the two cars.
KWTX said, "Investigators determined that the passenger car Cardoza was driving south in the northbound lanes of Highway 6 collided head-on with a second passenger vehicle, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Investigators think that Ray attempted to avoid the two cars, but lost control of his rig, which overturned on the passenger side against the guardrail, he said."
The truck driver was trapped in his rig and died at the scene according to police.
"Detectives determined that Cardoza took the vehicle she was driving without permission and was driving the wrong way on Highway 6,” police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.