A Cameron County grand jury has indicted a Harlingen woman on charges she struck and killed a motorcyclist.
Taylor Nicole Ramirez, 23, is now charged with intoxication manslaughter for the August 30 accident where police say she hit 29-year-old David Salinas with her 2015 Honda Accord at the intersection of Loop 499 and East Grimes.
Officers say Ramirez was drunk when she struck Salinas as he was riding his yellow Kawasaki motorcycle and stopped at the intersection. Salinas died of his injuries three days later.
Police say at the crash scene Ramirez appeared drunk and failed field sobriety test. Investigators say she refused to provide a breath sample and was taken to the hospital for a blood test as part of Cameron County’s “No Refusal” policy.
She initially was charged with third-degree felony intoxication assault and a Class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.
On Wednesday Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz presented the “enhanced” charge to the grand jury and Ramirez was indicted.