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Drunk Driver Kills 16-Year-Old Girl

SAN ANTONIO, TX – An 18-year-old man named Steven Xzavier Medina was indicted on intoxication manslaughter charges, after killing a 16-year-old girl named Jessica Sarah Medina. According to San Antonio Express-News, Steven Medina was arrested at 3:00 a.m. on January 26, after he dragged Jessica Medina behind his vehicle and killed her.

Police believe Jessica Medina was leaving the man’s Cadillac and became trapped by the seatbelt when the driver accelerated before she had safely exited the vehicle. Investigators believe that the seat belt wrapped around Jessica Medina’s neck and strangled her, and she experienced blunt trauma to her head when she hit the road. Her body showed signs of significant road rash, indicating that Steven Medina had dragged her body behind his vehicle, before stopping at a tire shop on Culebra road.

On April 23, 2020, police indicted Steven Xzavier Medina for intoxication manslaughter, and he is currently awaiting trial in the Bexar Country Jail. If found guilty, Steven Medina could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Disclaimer: The San Antonio drunk driving accident attorneys at Herrman and Herrman provide traffic accident information to help keep you safe. We hope that these reports will allow you to stay informed and avoid an accident whenever possible. This article is not intended to provide legal or medical advice. If you were hurt by a drunk driver and need legal counsel, call Herrman and Herrman today to discuss your case with one of our skilled attorneys.