A teenager is charged with manslaughter after veering into oncoming traffic and causing a fatal collision in Van Zandt County Friday morning.
According to KLTV, the fatal collision occurred on FM 1651 about 10 miles south of Canton at 10:12 am.
Police say 17-year-old Victor Alfonso Medina was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado westbound on FM 1651 when he recognized a vehicle driver by an acquaintance, 18-year-old Taylor Layne Raper.
Medina swerved across the center line to “scare” Raper and collided with Raper’s vehicle head-on.
Raper was rushed to a hospital in Tyler where she died. Medina was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
A passenger in Medina’s vehicle was injured and is listed in stable condition.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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