- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman has been placed on five years’ probation in the “car-surfing” death of her teenage cousin earlier this year.

Twenty-four-year-old Nadia Goins-Samuels was sentenced Monday in Allegheny County after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the March death of 15-year-old Ronte Goins-Nelson. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors withdrew vehicular homicide and other charges.

Authorities said the cousins were at a family gathering and Goins-Samuels gave a man a ride on the hood of her car, after which the teen jumped on the trunk and told her to drive.

Authorities said she initially declined but later relented and drove about two blocks, and Goins-Nelson jumped or fell as she was going 25 to 30 mph. His head hit the pavement and he died a week later.



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