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Charges filed in wreck that killed Deer Park teen

Thursday, August 02, 2012
Deer Park police have charged Taylar Braden with manslaughter for the death of 18-year-old Andreaka Bell in August of last year.

Deer Park police have charged Taylar Braden with manslaughter for the death of 18-year-old Andreaka Bell in August of last year.

We have an update to a deadly crash that involved a botched investigation.

Deer Park police have charged Taylar Braden with manslaughter for the death of 18-year-old Andreaka Bell in August of last year. Police say eyewitnesses saw Braden drinking at a party before she crashed a car.

Bell and another girl were in the car. Bell was killed and the other girl survived.

"The speed limit on this portion of Pasadena Boulevard was 40 miles per hour and based on the reconstruction and data collected from the scene, Ms Braden was going at least 88 miles per hour," said Assistant Harris County DA Todd Keagle.

Former Deer Park Police Officer Thomas Goodwin was in charge of this case. He resigned last month after being placed on administrative leave, when officers discovered Braden's blood alcohol level was never tested and no eyewitnesses were interviewed.

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