MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days in jail, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
On Wednesday afternoon, Amanda Schlachter, of Apple Valley, was sentenced on two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide or operation, which she pled guilty to earlier this year.READ MORE: Minneapolis DFL Endorses No Candidates In City's Mayoral Race
On April 6, 2013, Schlachter was transporting residents of a group home in a Dodge minivan when she ran a red light while dialing her cell phone, and then hit another vehicle at about 2:45 p.m.READ MORE: Court Filings Detail Gun Evidence In Fatal Shooting Of Winston Smith
The minivan rolled onto its side before hitting another vehicle. Sixty-six-year-old Frank Sundboom, one of Schlachter’s passengers, was seriously injured and later died at Hennepin County Medical Center.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: As Cases Dwindle, Community Spread Now Prime Source Of New Infections
Schlachter and three other adults in the minivan survived with serious injuries. One other passenger suffered minor injuries.