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Fatal texting crash draws 6-year sentence

April 5, 2009

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— A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles.

Deborah Matis-Engle was sentenced Friday by a judge in Redding.

Shasta County investigators said Deborah Matis-Engle, 49, was speeding and paying bills by cell phone when she slammed into the vehicles stopped at a construction zone in August 2007.

She was in the middle of one of those transactions when she struck a vehicle that burst into flames, killing 46-year-old Petra Winn.

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ocean 5 years ago

is she allowed to twitter now?

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Alexander Neighbors 5 years ago

I want that chicks phone number so I can Text HEr This "LOL"

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ocean 5 years ago

good thing it wasn't in Lawrence.

then she would have had to go to jail for two weeks over the Christmas Holidays.

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ocean 5 years ago

when she gets out i hope they then pursue a civil case for financial damages.

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