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Facebook-surfing driver crashes into SUV, kills 89-year-old great-grandma

Facebook clearly couldn't wait for this 20-year-old woman, from North Dakota, US, as she sped along a highway in her state.

As a result, she killed an 89-year-old woman in May.

Abby Sletten had her eyes firmly on her phone instead of the road - looking at photos on Facebook while travelling at 85 miles per hour (137km/h).

As an SUV vehicle in front of her slowed to make a U-turn, she was too distracted to notice or slow down.

She then hit the vehicle, killing Phyllis Gordon, who was a front passenger in the SUV.

She was with her granddaughter and her great-granddaughter in the vehicle. They survived the accident.

Gordon, who had eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, was also a farmer and an active community member in Minneapolis.

Investigators found no evidence that Sletten had actually tried to brake before the crash, which indicates that "Sletten may have not seen the vehicle in front of her", according to the contents of a criminal complaint filed against her.

Sletten was charged with negligent homicide earlier this week.

Source: New York Daily News

 

 

 

 

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