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Daisy Joy Decker

21-year-old drunk driver plows into group of spring breakers, kills one: Prosecutors

A grand jury indicted a woman charged with manslaughter after police said she drunkenly plowed through a group of Texas students on spring break, killing a 19-year-old and then fled the scene, according to the Daily Mail.

Daisy Joy Decker, 21, is charged in the death of Maria Selena Patino, 19, of Los Fresnos, Texas.

The incident reportedly happened March 17 on South Padre Island in Texas.

Officers said Decker, driving in a bike lane, hit six students and then left the scene.

The injured students ranged in age from 16 to 22.

Officers said they located Decker by way of a tip.

Patino, reportedly taken by paramedics to a hospital with serious injuries, stayed alive two days on life support until her family decided to remove her from the machines.

Her close friend, Secilia Leija, 20, was treated for serious injuries as a result of the incident.

“I can’t walk. So, I feel like I’m not worth anything anymore,” said Leija to Valley Central.

“Everything’s a little bit hazy, but I’m trying to remember little by little … Like I lost the one person who believed in me … the one who always had my back … the one I trusted with everything. I feel like I lost a part of me. I lost someone close to me,” said Leija.

South Padre Island has now installed barriers at a cost of $30,000 to safeguard pedestrians.

“It’s kind of late,” Elida Evans, Leija’s mother said. “I think it should have been done a long time ago.”

Decker graduated from high school in 2015 and at the time of her death attended Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

She is charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle, intoxication manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter.