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Distracted driver pleads no contest to fatal crash

A 23-year-old man from Stevens Point pleaded no contest this week to second-degree reckless homicide related to a fatal accident he caused when he was texting while driving. The accident killed a 32 year-old man near the intersection of Highway 73 and Highway Z in December 2010.

According to the VOICE of Wisconsin Rapids, the driver faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Charges were changed last week from first degree reckless homicide with a repeat offender modifier.

Moments before the crash, the 23-year-old admitted to looking at his phone and speeding. He struck two vehicles; the driver in the other car was not seriously injured.

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