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Woman Texts While Driving, Kills 2 Girls: Police

Police say she drifted over the white line
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 14, 2017 2:11 PM CDT
Woman Texting While Driving Fatally Strikes 2 Teens: Cops
Stock photo showing the white fog lines on the right side of a road.   (Getty Images / NikkosDaskalakis)

(Newser) – Authorities say an Ohio woman was texting on her phone when she struck and killed two 14-year-old girls with her car, the AP reports. Twenty-four-year-old New Franklin resident Natasha Boggs was arrested and jailed Friday. She's charged with voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, driving while texting, and other offenses. Boggs is accused of hitting three teens in Coventry Township in May, killing Taylor Galloway and Amber Thoma. A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured. Coventry Township is about 9 miles south of Akron. Authorities say the teens were walking on the right side of the road around 4:45pm when Boggs' car drifted over the white "fog line" and struck the teens. (Read more texting while driving stories.)

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