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.

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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.

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