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Woman charged with manslaughter to serve jail sentence

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 22:17:38-05

A 20-year-old woman will spend 180 days in jail and receive deferred adjudication, a form of probation, for a fatal crash in 2016. 

On Tuesday, a McLennan County Judge gave Savannah Cardoza that sentence after accepting a plea agreement. 

In November, Savannah Cardoza pleaded guilty to manslaughter, aggravated assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. 

The former Midway High School student, who was using a car without permission, drove the wrong way on highway six and crashed head-on with an 18-wheeler truck on Nov. 3, 2016. 

The truck driver, Donald Ray, died after the accident. The passenger of another vehicle, O'Neal Mbakwe, was injured following the incident. 

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