Wis. Woman Who Read Text Acquitted of Gross Negligence in Fatal Crash

Wis. Woman Who Read Text Acquitted of Gross Negligence in Fatal Crash Photo: KSTP-TV

February 14, 2018 12:27 PM

A Hudson woman who pleaded not guilty in connection with a crash resulting in another woman's death in May 2016 has been acquitted of gross negligence.

According to a court filing, 36-year-old Destiny Xiong was acquitted of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation Tuesday. However, she was not acquitted of careless driving, a misdemeanor, according to the court filing.


The crash happened May 1, 2016, on Interstate 35W in New Brighton.

RELATED: Charges: Wisconsin Woman Read Text before Fatal Crash

A criminal complaint issued at the time stated Xiong was driving when she read a text message from her daughter, who was responding to a message Xiong sent earlier. Xiong dropped her phone and was reaching for it when she crashed into the car 31-year-old Brea Miller, of St. Paul, was in.

Miller died days later.


Rebecca Omastiak

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


Families File Suit Against Lakeville Schools Over Fatal Crash Connected to Nerf War

Orono Schools on Lockdown After Social Media Threat

Evangelist Billy Graham, Who Reached Millions, Dies at 99

KSTP Sports Girls State Hockey Tourney Central

Minneapolis Students Plan Walkout in Push for Action on Gun Control

Teaching Board's Failure to Report Educator Misconduct Sparks Legislative Action