Utah woman charged with manslaughter in pedestrian death
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who prosecutors say was drunk and driving faster than 83 mph when her car struck and killed a 19-year-old Taylorsville man in a crosswalk last month has been charged with felony manslaughter.
Court records show that West Valley City resident Roxanna Molina also was charged Friday with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and vehicle infractions.
A judge set bail at $500,000.
Molina’s lawyer, Lorenzo Miller, was unavailable Tuesday for immediate comment.
Unified police say Molina was driving a Cadillac Escalade that ran a red light and struck Robert Harsh late Nov. 22 at an intersection where the speed limit is 45 mph.
Police say the 27-year-old Molina kept driving until her vehicle stalled, and told officers she thought she hit a bus.
Prosecutors allege that her blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.