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Driver Could Still Face Wrongful Death Suit Following Dismissal of Criminal Charges

A judge dismissed texting while driving charges against a driver who fatally struck an elderly man crossing the street during his routine walk. The Upper Township drivers pled not guilty after she was indicted on charges of death by auto earlier this year. On July 21, 2014, the driver had been traveling north on Route 9 when she hit the man crossing the street. It was the first death-by-auto case in Cape May County involving allegations of texting and driving. According to authorities, the incident happened during the victim’s daily walk. There was more than 1,000 feet of visibility on that section of road, but police say there were no signs that the driver used her brakes before she struck and killed the man. Phone records reportedly show that the driver sent a text at 6:46 p.m. and then received a text at 6:52, which is when police say the…
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