A Summit County grand jury indicted Natasha Boggs, an Ohio woman 24, on 11 counts, including four felonies: two counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of vehicular assault.
The woman was accused of killing two teens and severely injuring another because she was distracted by text messages in 28 May, when she drove over the marked lane on the side of the road on South Main Street in Coventry Township. The victims were two 14-year-old girls, Taylor Galloway and Amber Thoma, and a 15-year-old boy who was severely injured. Authorities say the teens were walking on the right side of the road around 4:45pm when Boggs struck them with her car. They headed to a store.
The killed victims
Both Thoma and Galloway were eighth-graders and were set to graduate from Coventry Middle School with the rest of their class two days later. Boggs asked the last month to have her $150,000 bond lowered saying she has a 6-year-old child, lives with family, has a full time job and suffers from a heart condition. The judge did not approved and said there is an infirmary in jail that could treat her. Boggs' arraignment is scheduled August 9 in Summit County Common Pleas Court. Texting when driving is a major cause of deadly accidents in te U.S.