Vehicular manslaughter is an interesting charged. There are multiple ways that a prosecutor’s office can file driving related manslaughter charges. For instance, the offense can be charged when someone is driving a vehicle, and in the commission of an unlawful act (not a felony), and with gross negligence, a person is killed. It might also be charged when driving a vehicle, your actions negligently resulted in the death of another, etc.
Persons causing deaths of others while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and who are texting and driving are fair game for this charge, which may be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. This case involves a recent vehicular manslaughter charge for a driver who live streamed the death of her sister on Instagram after her car crashed: