WILLIS, Texas — A 17-year-old Texas girl is charged with causing the death of a 16-year-old after he did car donuts in a convenience store parking lot, authorities said.
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Joelissa Rodganne Hernandez, of Willis, has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.
According to the Willis Police Department, Hernandez was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla in the back parking lot of K&M Food Mart in Willis around 4:49 a.m. CST, KTRK reported.
There was another 17-year-old girl in the car, along with her 16-year-old brother, the broadcaster reported.
According to Willis police, the driver was doing donuts in the small parking lot when she hit a guy wire supporting a utility pole, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. The vehicle flipped onto its side, partially ejecting the 16-year-old boy, police said.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, KTRK reported. The 17-year-old passenger was transported to an area hospital and was in stable condition. Hernandez was not injured, the television network reported.
Police said they took a mandatory blood test on Hernandez and found alcohol in the car, including open containers, according to KTRK. She was incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail.
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