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Apopka police charge woman with DUI manslaughter in teen's death

Trinity Bachman, 13, hit while sitting in road after argument

Mackenzi Miller bonds out of jail.
Mackenzi Miller bonds out of jail.


APOPKA, Fla. – A woman who Apopka police say struck and a killed a 13-year-old girl sitting in the middle of a road walked out of jail early Wednesday after posting bond.

Mackenzi Miller, 21, was silent while being escorted by her mother from the Orange County Jail.

"Our lawyer advises no comment," said Miller's mother.

Miller was arrested Tuesday on charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI with bodily injury in the death of Trinity Bachman.

Police said Trinity, an eighth-grader who attended Apopka Middle School, sat in the middle of Christiana Avenue after an argument over who would sit in the front seat of a car in February.

Trinity's mother, Janice Pedroza, 36, attempted to get Trinity out of the roadway, but a car struck them.

At the time of the accident, officers said Miller's eyes were glassy and they smelled alcohol on her breath.

After investigating, police said they found Miller's blood alcohol content level was .110 and .114, above the legal driving limit, which is 0.08.

Miller turned herself in to police on Tuesday and was booked into jail on a $3,500 bond.

Family and friends of Trinity declined to comment.