Waco woman charged with manslaughter for fatal February car accident
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- Miranda Monique Campbell, 28, showed up at the Waco Police Department early in the morning on February 3rd.
But police tell us, there was no reason to arrest her at that point.
"She was just angry about being arrested on traffic warrants [the day before]," Sgt. Patrick Swanton, Waco Police Department spokesperson said.
Then Campbell and her friend Cindy Ann Murray were stopped two different times on Waco Drive within a few minutes that same morning. But again, police say there was no reason to arrest her, so they let her go.
"After the second stop on Waco Drive is when we believe she took off," Sgt. Swanton said.
And minutes later, at 36th and Waco Drive, going anywhere from 77 to 94 miles per hour, Campbell rear-ended a pick up truck which caught fire, killing Isidro Pech Que, 40, inside.
Five weeks later, Campbell is charged with manslaughter.
Waco police are still investigating whether drugs or mental health were a factor in the car accident. However it's known that the warrant was issued on the 21st of February but was served on the 6th of March.
Police aren't saying why it took two weeks after the warrant was issued to put her behind bars.