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Minn. Driver Gets 4 Years In Prison For Cell Phone Crash

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Jessica Howe (credit: CBS)

Jessica Howe (credit: CBS)

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ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minneapolis woman was sentenced to four years in prison for a March 18,2010 crash that killed an infant.

Jessica Lyn Howe, 29, was given the maximum sentence on Tuesday for causing the accident that killed 14-month-old Grayson Jett.

According to the criminal complaint, Howe rear-ended another vehicle while looking for her cell phone, which caused a chain reaction crash.

The Minnesota State Patrol said Howe was traveling approximately 55 mph in a 40 mph zone at the time of the crash.

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