Teen faces manslaughter charge in fatal wreck
PEARLAND, TX (KTRK) -- Pearland police say alcohol was a factor in a car crash that killed a 17-year-old girl over the weekend, and now her teen friend is facing a felony.
Nisa Nicole Sanchez, 18, is charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection to the early Saturday morning wreck.
Police say around 12:05am, they were dispatched to the 10000 block of Hughes Ranch Road after someone reported hearing loud noises coming from a construction site at that location.
When police arrived, they found an overturned Honda Accord in a ditch and a teenager who had died as a result of the wreck.
Police say a mud-covered Sanchez also was at the scene, and they could smell alcohol on her breath. Sanchez told police that she and the victim were at a graduation party earlier in the night and they just left a nearby gas station when she lost control of the car while making a turn.
Sanchez was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital by ground ambulance for treatment of minor injuries and later charged.
Police say Carnes Funeral Home transported the 17-year-old victim to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office. Her identity has not yet been released.
If convicted, Sanchez faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Commenting on a story?
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