Car Crash Kills Woman on Birthday

Car Crash Kills Woman on BirthdayA Texas woman was killed recently in a car accident in the early morning hours of her 40th birthday, KFOX-14 reports.

Veronica Scobell, while driving west on Interstate 10 at around 3 a.m., crashed into a truck, sending both vehicles into the right shoulder. After the initial collision, she accidentally backed up into oncoming traffic and was hit by a third car. Police told the news provider that Scobell was not wearing her seat belt and may have been drinking that evening.

Scobell died at the scene, and three other people were injured, including a 4-year-old girl. The other victims of the accident are expected to be okay, according to the news source.

Before the accident, Scobell was at a bar in El Paso where many people had gathered to celebrate her birthday. Known as "Tata" to her friends, she loved to play darts, sing karaoke and cheer for her favorite football team, the Miami Dolphins. She was a graduate of Austin High School and worked as a jailer.

Later in the day, Scobell had planned to board a plane for the first time in her life. She and her friends were headed to Las Vegas for a celebratory vacation.

A man in Florida was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison after surviving an alcohol-related automobile accident that killed two nuns in 2009. According to the Naples Daily News, Michael Hickman, 62, of North Fort Myers, received the maximum sentence possible after pleading guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter. He must also serve 15 years of probation after he is released from prison.

Hickman reportedly turned into the path of a second vehicle. Sisters Karinne O'Malley, 80, and Ann McFall, 84, were killed and Sister Elizabeth Meegan, 67, was injured.