Teen Driver Accused of Using Snapchat Seconds Before Killing Bicyclist
A 16-year-old girl has been accused of using Snapchat on her smartphone seconds before crashing her car into a bicyclist, CBS News reported.
Paige Elizabeth Narveson was charged with reckless driving and criminal vehicular homicide when she hit 56-year-old Phillip Andrew Ilge.
Her Ford Explorer swerved onto the shoulder and hit Ilge on State Highway 25, and, according to authorities, she was traveling at around 60 mph.
Narveson told officials that she had glanced down at her phone for a second before the accident took place.
Investigators discovered that she was using Snapchat until the time of the crash. She opened Snapchat 50 seconds before she called 911.
Narveson first told authorities that she was looking down at driving directions when she hit the bicyclist before her cell phone data showed that it was Snapchat.
She had a provisional license, prohibiting drivers from using a phone in any manner.
According to the Commercial-News, she was charged last month in Le Sueur County juvenile court.