DPS report: Canton woman killed when man purposefully swerves in way
VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Canton woman died after a Canton man tried to “scare” her and ran into her on FM 1651 in Van Zandt County Friday morning.
Taylor Layne Raper, 18, died at a Tyler hospital.
According to the DPS report, Victor Alfonso Medina, 17, of Canton, was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado westbound on FM 1651, 10 miles south of Canton, at 10:12 a.m. Raper was driving eastbound and Medina recognized Raper as an acquaintance and swerved over the center line in an attempt to “scare her.” Medina’s vehicle struck the front left of Raper’s.
Medina was later arrested and charged with manslaughter.
A passenger of Medina’s is listed in stable condition in a Canton hospital.
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