BELTON — Two teenagers arrested in a fatal November 2015 car crash pleaded guilty April 6, according to Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza.
Alexis Woods and Tyrone Floyd Moore Jr. each pleaded guilty to one charge of racing on a highway causing serious injury or death. Woods also pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Both are second-degree felonies.
Woods and Moore drove separate cars on Trimmier Road during the crash. Woods was driving a Chevy Camaro “well over 100 miles per hour” that crashed into the passenger side of a Ford Taurus, police said. That resulted in the death of Michael Lockett, 60, of Chicago, and passenger Francine Winbush, 66, of Killeen.
Data collected by police from the black box in Woods’ vehicle showed that 5 seconds before the crash, the car was traveling at 118 mph. A half-second before the crash, the car slowed to 97 mph. According to data from Esurance, a car traveling at 60 mph takes 4.6 seconds to come to a stop. Woods’ car was traveling almost twice that speed.
Moore was driving a Dodge Charger, which did not crash, according to police. After the wreck, he pulled over and went to the accident scene.
Both Woods and Moore were in Bell County Jail after they were arraigned on the racing charges, but posted bond and were out.
Then, when Woods was indicted on a manslaughter charge, she was arrested again and placed in the Bell County Jail. She is no longer in custody.
A trial was scheduled to begin Monday at 9:15 a.m., and that date was confirmed by the district attorney April 4.
When asked what made Woods decide to plead guilty, her attorney, Buck Harris, declined to comment.
Sentencing for Woods is set for May 18. Moore will be sentenced May 26. Both are set to go before Judge Martha J. Trudo.