Authorities on Friday charged a 24-year-old woman with manslaughter in the Thursday morning death of a teenager who was hit by a truck on state Highway 3.

League City resident Kelsey Carlson, 24, was arrested and charged Friday afternoon with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Carlson is accused of driving a Ford F-150 pick-up truck that struck and killed 18-year-old Dickinson resident Jonathan Ibarra as he was walking on state Highway 3 early Thursday morning.

Carlson was arrested shortly after the crash, and deputies reported she showed signs of intoxication, according to the sheriff’s office.

Carlson previously had been charged with a drunken driving misdemeanor and was released on bond Thursday. On Friday, she was arrested and held on $100,000 bond on the new charge, according to the sheriff’s office.

Carlson no longer was listed in custody at the Galveston County Jail on Friday afternoon.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(4) comments

Wayne D Holt

An 18-year old dead and a 24-year old who now has tossed away her life. The previous drunk driving charge was her warning: she chose to ignore it and now a young man has forfeited his life and a young woman has wrecked her future.

Tragedy on tragedy.

Charlene Adams

The previous drunk driving charge was referring to what she was originally charged with in this incident, not a past incident (that you mentioned as her warning). Definitely a tragedy though for both young people. Sadly though, one of those two will not get a second chance at life.

Doug Sivyer

That is more like it. Drunken driving my A. Intoxication manslaughter should have been the original charge It's a shame but actions have consequences.

Stephanie Martin

Just glad her bond was raised to $100,000. Unfortunately, she had bonded out, to possibly do it again.

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