Arlington Teen Charged With Manslaughter in Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

Teen held on $20,000 bond at Arlington jail

Arlington police arrested a teenager Thursday in connection with a single-vehicle fatal car crash that took place earlier this month.

James Henry Samora, 17, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault with serious bodily injury for the death of 17-year-old Michael Rowlls and the critical injury of a passenger in his car.

Crash investigators said Samora was speeding on the morning of May 6 when he crashed his Ford Mustang into a grove of trees in southeast Arlington.

The car left the roadway and came to rest in a wooded area adjacent to where Winter Pass Trail curves sharply through Lynn Creek Linear Park.

Rescuers were able to quickly pull Samora from the damaged vehicle, but the surviving passenger had to be extricated from the wreckage.

Samora is being held on $20,000 bond at the Arlington City Jail.

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