Ohio police have indicted a woman on felony charges after she allegedly hit and killed two teens while texting as she drove, as reported by WHIO.
As Crime Online previously reported, authorities believe Natasha Boggs, 24, was distracted when she fatally struck Taylor Galloway, 14, and Amber Thoma, 14. A 15-year-old boy was severely injured in the May 28 crash but survived.
On Wednesday, a Summit County grand jury indicted Boggs on multiple charges, including two counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, tampering with evidence, and texting while driving, according to court records.
“The investigation revealed she was texting while driving. I’ll leave it at that,” Summit County Sheriff’s Inspector Bill Holland said in July.
The four teens were walking on the side of the road when the 24-year-old allegedly veered over a curb line and struck them. Galloway died from her injuries at the scene. Thoma died at an area hospital a short time later.
Classmates of the unnamed 15-year-old boy said he sustained a cracked neck vertebrae, an injured skull and a broken ankle in the collision. Another boy walked away from the scene uninjured.
Holland noted that the tampering with evidence charge was related to Boggs deleting her texts.
“It was found there were things done on her cell phone after the accident,” he said, according to Fox News.
Boggs was arrested last month, as reported by Cleveland.com. She remains jailed on a $150,000 bond.
The 24-year-old asked for her bond be lowered because she has a 6-year-old child, full-time job, and suffers from a heart condition. A judge denied her request and pointed her toward an infirmary located in the jail.
WOIO has reported that Boggs’ arraignment is scheduled for next Wednesday morning.
[Featured Image: Summit County Jail]