HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) — Traill County authorities say a 20-year-old North Dakota woman killed an elderly Minnesota woman after she rear-ended an SUV at 85 mph while browsing Facebook on her cell phone.
Abby Sletten of Hatton was charged in court this week with negligent homicide in the death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, in May.READ MORE: Minnesotans Look To The Sky
Highway patrol says a search of Sletten’s cell phone determined she was looking at pictures on her Facebook application at the time. There was no evidence that she tried to break before the crash.READ MORE: Fallen Minnesota Officers Honored With NFTs: 'It's Like A Digital Tombstone'
Gordon was a front-seat passenger in the SUV and died at the scene. Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter were also in the SUV but survived their injuries.
Sletten told an officer she had no recollection of the crash. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has an attorney.MORE NEWS: Soaking Up The Sun, Safely: How To Best Protect Your Skin, And Spot Skin Cancer
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