Teen charged in senior skip day crash that killed classmate

Cristina Pavon-Baker was in court. Wednesday, a month after prosecutors say she crashed a Mini Cooper , killing her classmate.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

An 17-year-old faces a vehicular homicide charges nearly a month after police said she crashed a car, killing her classmate on senior skip day.

Prosecutors said Cristina Pavon-Baker was driving at 106 mph when she crashed a Mini Cooper into a tree and killed 18-year-old passenger Makayla Penn, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The March 26 crash occurred on I-75 North at the Jonesboro Road exit in Clayton County. The vehicle, “traveling at a high rate of speed,” failed to navigate the turn on the exit ramp, went airborne, overturned several times and ended up hitting a tree, uprooting it in a wooded area, the GSP said at the time of the crash.

Pavon-Baker was cut out of the car and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for her injuries.

Prosecutors said Pavon-Baker was on Snapchat before the crash.

The two girls attended Community Christian School and were participating in senior skip day at the time of the crash.

The judge gave Pavon-Baker a $31,000 bond and ordered her to surrender her passport, Channel 2 reported. She was also ordered to not drive and to stay off of Snapchat.

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