Minn. Nurse Pleads Guilty In Pedestrian Death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Eagan nurse has pleaded guilty to speeding in a St. Paul accident that killed a 24-year-old pedestrian.

Thirty-one-year-old Alissa Anderson had been charged with two misdemeanor counts — one for inattentive driving, the other for speeding. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports she admitted Monday she drove between 31 and 40 mph in a 30-mph zone.

The inattentive-driving charge is expected to be dropped at her sentencing, set for Dec. 30.

Her attorney says it’s “highly unlikely” that Anderson, who has no criminal record in Minnesota, will face jail time.

Anderson was driving her sport utility vehicle on Grand Avenue last Nov. 9 when she looked down at her cellphone. According to the complaint, she looked up again just as she was striking Emma Holman of Bloomington.

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  • Curious

    What does her being a nurse have ti do with this story? Nothing, but it is not only used in the text but the headline. Rather poor and sensationalistic journalism.

  • Yep

    I totally agree with “curious.” Being a nurse has nothing to do with the human error that occurred this sad day. I have seen cops on their computer and cell phone while driving. We are all human, no matter what our profession. This “nurse” is a great person from a great family.

  • Jimmy

    She should go to prison. She drove her big gas guzzling Us made bail out junk SUV into a woman and killed her.

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