CHARGES: Woman drove between 83-94 MPH when she hit, killed teen crossing Redwood Rd.

Charges: woman was driving between 83 and 94 MPH when she hit teen crossing Redwood Road (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) – Prosecutors filed several charges against the woman accused of killing a teen in a Taylorsville crosswalk the night before Thanksgiving.

Court documents revealed investigators now believe Roxanna Molina, 27, was going between 83 and 94 miles per hour and ran a red light when she hit Robert Harsh, 19, near 4200 South Redwood Road. The speed limit on that stretch of road is 45 miles per hour.

Molina now faces charges of manslaughter, a second-degree felony, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a third-degree felony, and three other infractions related to the crash.

Molina posted bail shortly after she was booked into jail on the night of the crash. Authorities issued a warrant Monday morning ordering her to be taken into custody and placed in jail on $500,000 bail.

According to court documents, Molina told officers she had approximately five shots of liquor and four beers before driving on the night of the crash.

Molina allegedly hit Harsh while he was walking in the crosswalk with the right of way, according to investigators. Court documents indicate the light turned red nearly 4 seconds before Molina’s Escalade entered the intersection.

After Molina’s Escalade hit Harsh, his body flew 324 feet, more than the length of a football field, according to crash investigators. Molina was arrested several blocks away from the crash where police spotted her as she was walking away from her crashed Escalade, according to Unified Police.

Harsh’s parents spoke to 2News the day after the crash and offered forgiveness to Molina.

Jail records indicate Molina has not been taken into custody as of Monday afternoon.

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