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OC texting driver released on bail after fatal crash

Jorene Nicolas, 29, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

January 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A driver accused of being distracted by texting before triggering a deadly crash in Orange County is out of jail on Saturday.

Jorene Nicolas, 29, made her first court appearance on Friday and was released on $100,000 bail Saturday morning.

Prosecutors said she was traveling 80 mph on the I-405 in Huntington Beach last April when she slammed into a car, killing a 23-year-old woman.

Nicolas will be formally arraigned on Monday.