- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) - A 47-year-old woman is accused of using her cellphone while driving, causing her to kill a man getting his morning newspaper on the outskirts of New Prague.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1P9ipjR ) reports Susan Ann Russo of New Prague was charged Monday with reckless driving and misuse of a wireless communication device. Seventy-nine-year-old Joseph Tikalsky was killed in the October crash. The longtime school bus driver was between routes.

According to a criminal complaint, the primary factor in the crash was that “Russo was distracted and not paying attention to the roadway ahead of her due to cellphone use.”

The newspaper says Russo declined to comment. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has an attorney.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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