A 19-year-old girl from Killeen, Texas received two eight-year prison sentences after being convicted of manslaughter and racing on a highway causing serious injury or death.
Details of the Fatal Street Racing Accident
According to KWTX, Alexis Jillian Woods’ Chevrolet Camaro was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour when it crashed into a Ford Taurus in the 5400 block of Trimmier Road on November 15, 2015. The two passengers of the Taurus, Francine Wimbush, 66, and Michael Keith Locket, 60, died at the scene.
Woods pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and racing on a highway causing serious injury or death and was sentenced to eight years for each; however, the judge has ordered that the sentences will be served concurrently.
The driver Woods was racing, Tyrone Floyd Moore, Jr, 20,has pleaded guilty to the same charges but he has not yet been sentenced.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- Single vehicle, run-off the road accidents accounted for 1,255 deaths.
- An additional 246,335 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2015.
- TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.