Killeen: Teenager sentenced for deadly street-racing crash
A 19-year-old Killeen girl was handed two eight-year sentences in Texas prison on Tuesday after three days of testimony in her sentencing hearing.
Judge Martha Jane Trudo, in Bell County’s 264th District Court, sentenced Alexis Jillian Woods to serve eight years on a charge of racing on a highway causing serious injury or death and eight years on a charge of manslaughter, then ordered the sentences served concurrently.
Woods pleaded guilty to both charges earlier that stemmed from a Nov. 15, 2015 car crash that claimed the lives of Francine Wimbush, 66, of Killeen and Michael Keith Lockett, 60 of Chicago.
Tyrone Floyd Moore, Jr., 20, also of Killeen, also pleaded guilty to the same charges but he has not yet been sentenced.
At about 12:15 p.m. Nov. 15, 2015 in the 5400 block of Trimmier Road a Ford Taurus Lockett was driving was struck broadside by a Chevrolet Camaro as the Ford was attempting to turn onto Nichols Circle, police said at the time of the crash.
Wimbush and Lockett both died at the scene and the Taurus ended up on its side against a roadside fence.
A police investigation showed that Woods’ Camaro was traveling more than 100 miles per hour just seconds before the crash, but slowed to 97 miles per hour immediately before the collision.
Moore’s car, a Dodge Charger, was not involved in the wreck.
The accident occurred about midway between Ellison High School and the Pathways Academic Campus.