Teen charged with manslaughter for traffic accident that left one dead
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- A Valley Mills teenager is in the McLennan County Jail tonight, charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed a local college coed back in April.
17-year-old Mariela Cruz turned herself into authorities after an arrest warrant was issued for a crash that killed 19-year-old Megan Self of Crawford.
On April 5th, Cruz was on her cell phone while driving when she rear-ended Self, pushing her car into on-coming traffic where self collided with an 18-wheeler.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cruz was not only driving without a driver's license, she's never had a license.