PARIS — The trial has started of a West Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when her car crashed, killing two teenage passengers.

Prosecutors in the manslaughter trial of 21-year-old Kristina Lowe said in Oxford County Superior Court on Thursday that Lowe also had traces of marijuana in her system.

Lowe’s attorney said her client’s blood-alcohol content was below the legal limit.

Prosecutors say the then-18-year-old was on Route 219 just after midnight on Jan. 7, 2012, when she crashed in West Paris.

Two passengers, 19-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason, died. Lowe and another passenger were injured.

Lowe’s attorney has said his client is innocent, but told the Sun Journal he will not speak to the media during the trial.

Eight women and seven men were selected Wednesday to serve on the jury.

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