Charges in Distracted Driving Crash that Killed Child
Jessica Howe was reaching for cell phone when she slammed into another car, killing 14-month old passenger.
She admitted she was reaching for her cell phone when she slammed into the back of a another car, killing a small child, and now she’s been charged. 28-year old Jessica Lyn Howe of Minneapolis is charged with criminal vehicular homicide for the March 18th crash, which occurred at Central and 50th Avenue Northeast in Columbia Heights. Lieutenant Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriffs Department says Howe had dropped her cell phone, and reached to pick it up when she hit the other car.
Killed in the crash was 14-month old Grayson Jett. Investigators determined Howe was doing about 55-miles per hour when she hit the other car. The speed limit at that intersection is 40 miles per hour.