MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Dodge Center man accused of distracted driving in a crash that killed a mother and daughter has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

Authorities allege 24-year-old Tanner Kruckeberg was using his cellphone when he rear-ended a stopped car on Highway 14 in Claremont last September.

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Eight-year-old Emerson Harberts died at the scene. Her 43-year-old mother, Rachel Harberts, was taken off life support about a week later. Her 12-year-old son also was in the car and was seriously injured.

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Kruckeberg is set to make his first court appearance on Feb. 13. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney, and a home telephone listing for him couldn’t be found.

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