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Young driver on Facebook at 85 miles an hour killed 89-year-old woman

Young driver on Facebook at 85 miles an hour killed 89-year-old woman
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I really can't say this enough. Never, ever, ever, EVER text and drive! If you need to contact someone, pull over to the side of the road or into a parking lot.

I have a hands-free device to talk to people when I'm driving. Other than that, I don't use my phone at all on the road. It's just common sense.

Unfortunately, people still do it. I really wish this young driver had put down the phone before the whole tragedy happened.

Abby Sletten, 20, was speeding down a North Dakota highway in her SUV when a catastrophic turn of events occurred. Another SUV in front of her slowed to make a U-turn at an unauthorized access in the median.

The two vehicles collided at 85 miles an hour, killing the great-grandmother who was a passenger in the front vehicle. A witness to the crash told police that Sletten's brake lights never came on, and that the vehicle never slowed down before the impact.

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