Mother Charged After Girl Thrown From Top of Car Dies

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    Crowley police say Yasmin Lewis (inset) has been charged in connection with the death of a 12-year-old girl who died from her injuries after being thrown from the top of a moving car last month.

    Crowley police say they have charged a second woman in connection with the death of a 12-year-old girl who died from her injuries after being thrown from the top of a moving car last month.

    Police said Kisha Young, 39, let six children ride on the hood and trunk of her Chevrolet Malibu on June 17 because their clothes were wet after swimming at the Creekside Community Pool.

    Octavia Watkins died June 25, when she was removed from life support, Crowley police said.

    Police said Young was arrested and charged with intoxication assault, a third degree felony, injury to a child and DWI with a child. She posted $110,000 bond and was released from jail.

    Watkins' mother, Yasmin Lewis, was also in the car, according to Crowley police.

    On Monday, Crowley detectives said their investigation revealed both Young and Lewis shared responsibility in the incident that left Watkins dead and injured three other children.

    Police arrested Lewis and she was charged with reckless injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. She posted $15,000 bond and was released from jail.

    Marissa Gonzalez with Texas Child Protective Services said the three surviving children are in the care of relatives and not their mothers. A CPS investigation is also underway about future custody of the children..

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff and Frank Heinz contributed to this report.