Teen Arrested for Allegedly Causing Deadly Accident in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – A Midland teen has been arrested on charges of causing a deadly accident last month.

Police arrested 18-year-old Ariel Jimenez on Thursday.

He's charged with manslaughter after an accident took the life of his passenger, 18-year-old Magaly Ibanez.

Police tell NewsWest 9, Jimenez was behind the wheel of the truck when he lost control and rolled down into Scharbauer Draw.

Nearby drivers managed to tilt the truck on its side and were able to lift Jimenez's head out of the water.

Ibanez died at the scene.