Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run bonds out

Published 4:58 pm Friday, April 29, 2016

A Port Arthur woman charged in a hit and run accident that killed a teenager and injured another in February has bonded out of jail.

Alexandria Guillen, 20, was arrested on a probable cause warrant by the warrant division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office Thursday night. She was arrested on two counts of accident involving injury/death and bond was set at $20,000 on each charge.

A representative with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said Guillen was bonded out of jail by family.

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Guillen’s cases have not been before a grand jury yet.

Antonio Moretti, 16, of Port Neches, was riding a mini-motorcycle driven by Tause Khro, 15, around 3:30 a.m,. Feb. 21 in the 7600 block of U.S. 69 southbound feeder road when a vehicle struck them from behind, according to a story that ran in the Feb. 23 edition of The News.

The teens were thrown from the cycle near the area of Saltgrass Steakhouse but the driver continued along the access road with the cycle lodged in the front of the vehicle.

Witnesses reported that sparks were being thrown form the vehicle. The witnesses caught up with the female driver to tell her there was a problem with her vehicle. They helped dislodge the cycle then the driver left the scene.

The suspect vehicle was located at a nearby apartment complex and the driver of the suspect vehicle, a 20-year-old woman, made a statement about the incident and spoke with police at that time.

Members of the Port Arthur Police Department later performed reconstruction of the accident during their investigation.