Trial set for Filipina charged with texting and driving death

By Balitang America Staff

Oct. 28, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif – The trial has been set for a Filipino-American from San Diego, Calif. accused of killing another driver while texting and driving.

A jury trial for Jorene Nicolas has been set for Dec. 5.

Prosecutors claim that the 29-year old was texting while driving on an Orange County freeway in 2011.

The distraction allegedly caused her to hit another vehicle at 80 miles per hour, killing the other driver Deanna Mauer.

If convicted of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, Nicolas can face up to six years in prison.

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  • VA
    29 October 2013 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Sige, Text pa habang nasa likod ng manibela. Tigas ulo mo ha !

  • JD
    29 October 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I wish they would lock her up for 20years. Why she can’t understand that when texting and driving is wrong you can kill someone ? That’s what happens when people can’t understand , don’t text and drive.

  • Carla Dom
    26 November 2013 at 1:52 am - Reply

    there was no proof that she was texting! you have to consider irvine is a white community. it is very clear, you don’t have to be a physicist to understand. 3 car crash happens on the freeway everyday. I had been on 405 all the way to 101 almost everyday. for a car to be thrown out that far is something you have to consider a lot of factors. I had been rear ended before but my car was facing the freeway straight forward not like this car who just joined the lane and was at an angle when hit by another car. when I was rear ended by a speeding car, the car that hit me was a total wreck, mine was only a damage on the bumper because I had a sturdy heavy car. same with this one, the car was a Hyundai which is a lighter car which can easily be displaced because it was also speeding. i was not speeding so I didn’t hit the car in front of me. I could have easily hit the car in front of me especially it was going downhill but I was able to hit the break