Trial for woman accused in deadly crash that killed 2 sisters begins Monday.
More than two years after a horrific accident claimed the lives of two young sisters in Morgan Mill, the woman at its center is headed to trial on Monday.
Jury selection in the case against Alyssa Litwin is expected to get underway at the 266th Judicial District Court in Stephenville at 9 a.m.
Litwin is accused of causing the accident on U.S. Hwy. 281 just north of Morgan Mill that claimed the lives of five-year-old Codie and nine-month-old Charli Sackett on Dec. 3, 2018.
Their mother, Carrie Sackett, was seriously injured and transported by air to a Fort Worth hospital.
Litwin is charged with two counts of manslaughter, four counts of endangering a child, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.
If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.
Litwin is being represented by Stephenville attorney Shay Isham.
According to the official complaint, Litwin was traveling in a dually pickup with her young son when she rammed into the back of Sackett’s vehicle as she was preparing to turn.
Sackett’s vehicle was pushed into the other lane and struck by oncoming traffic.
The official complaint against Litwin alleges that she was on her cell phone at the time of the accident.
A forensic examination of her phone reportedly showed that she sent her husband a text message at 3:30 p.m. and then a series of Facebook messages at 3:31 p.m.
The complaint states that the first call to the Erath County Sheriff’s Office reporting the crash was made at 3:33 p.m.
Litwin admitted to an investigator on scene that she deleted a string of text messages immediately following the accident.
The complaint states that the officer said to Litwin, “Seems suspicious that you deleted the messages,” and Litwin replied, “Absolutely. I...I mean from your point of view I can completely see how that would be suspicious.”
District Attorney Alan Nash told Beneath the Surface News that he would not make any statements about the case on the eve of the trial.