Jail for UK Driver Who Texted Before Fatal Accident

Woman who slammed into victim at 70 mph said phone wasn't involved
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 3:04 PM CST
An unidentified man talks on his cell phone as he drives.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A UK woman who sent more than 20 text messages while driving before crashing into a stopped car and killing another motorist has been sentenced to 21 months in jail, the Times reports. Philippa Curtis, 21, said she was not using the phone when she plowed into Victoria McBryde at 70 mph in 2007 and was able to text while keeping her eyes on the road.