Natasha Boggs was allegedly texting when she hit the girls. Picture: Summit County Jail

Ohio Police say a woman was texting on her phone when she struck and killed two 14-year-old girls and critically injured a 15-year-old boy with her car.

Twenty-four-year-old New Franklin resident Natasha Boggs was arrested and jailed Friday. She’s charged with voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, driving while texting, tampering with records and other offenses and other offences.

Boggs is accused of hitting three teens in Coventry Township in May 28, killing Taylor Galloway, of Akron, and Amber Thoma, of Coventry Township. A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured while another friend walking with them was uninjured.

Authorities say the teens were walking on the right side of the road around 4:45pm when Boggs’ 1999 Ford Escort drifted over the white “fog line” and struck the teens.

Both Thoma and Galloway were eighth-graders and were set to graduate from Coventry Middle School with the rest of their class two days later.  

Boggs' first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Police say Boggs was texting and driving when she drifted and hit Amber Thoma (left) and Taylor Galloway (right) walking on the side of the road. Both were 14 yeras old

Amber's 15-year-old brother was also hurt in the accident, but survived his injuries  

Amber's 15-year-old brother was also hurt in the accident, but survived his injuries 


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