Canton man accused of purposefully swerving in fatal wreck indicted

Victor Alfonso Medina was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after he allegedly swerved his...
Victor Alfonso Medina was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after he allegedly swerved his vehicle into the path of an acquaintance to scare her. The acquaintance died in the resulting crash.(Van Zandt County Jail)
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 12:29 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A man who swerved into an oncoming traffic lane in an effort to “scare” another driver and killed her when he struck her vehicle head-on has been indicted by a Van Zandt County grand jury.

The Van Zandt County grand jury indicted Victor Alfonso Medina, of Canton, on a manslaughter charge on March 25. No court date has been set yet.

The wreck occurred about 10 miles south of Canton on FM 1651 in Van Zandt County on Dec. 16, 2021.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Medina was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup west on FM 165. At the same time, Taylor Layne Raper, 18, was driving east on the same road.

A Texas Department of Public Safety report stated Medina recognized Raper as an acquaintance and swerved over the center line in an effort to “scare her.” Medina’s truck struck the front left of Raper’s vehicle.

Medina was later arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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