A Massachusetts teen, one of the first in the state, has been sentenced to two years in prison and suspension of his license for 15 years after being convicted of vehicular homicide while texting and driving.
The 18-year-old teen was driving when his vehicle crossed the center line, crashing into another vehicle head on. The victim spent 18 days in a Boston hospital with massive head trauma before passing away.
The teen pled not guilty to texting while driving, but phone records proved differently that messages were sent and received around the time of the crash.
In 38 states, texting while driving is considered a crime. According to the District Court Judge, the sentence was sent as a message of deterrence to the state’s drivers.
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