Local Woman Faces Manslaughter Charges after Killing 1-Year Old in Crash

Mayra Alejandra Lora Ramos has been formally indicted on manslaughter charges after causing the death of a one year old girl in a vehicle accident on March 22.

A grand jury, held on September 6, indicted Ramos for failing to properly secure the child into her seat, which lead to her death.

On the day of the accident Ramos was traveling north on U.S. 67 with the young girl and a three year old boy when the vehicle drifted across the median into southbound lanes. She overcorrected which resulted in a side skid that flipped the 2008 Ford F-150 several times across a ditch and onto the east side of the road.

Because either the safety seats were not properly installed, or the children were not secured into the seats, both children were ejected from the vehicle.

The girl was in critical condition when she was flown to Shannon Medical Center by helicopter ambulance, but died at the hospital.

The boy received minor injuries and Ramos was not seriously injured due to having worn her seatbelt.

Ramos was arrested on October 2, and if convicted, will face five to 20 years in prison.

She was 20 years old at the time and is currently out on $15,000 bond.