Abby E. Sletten was charged with negligent homicide this week after a crash that killed 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon. According to reports, Sletten was driving around 85 miles an hour when she slammed into a car that had slowed to make an unauthorized U-turn. Gordon, who was sitting in the passenger seat, died at the scene.
Other motorists reported Sletten's brake lights never flashed.
A search of Sletten's cellphone by police "determined that [she] was viewing pictures on her Facebook application … at the time of the crash," the criminal complaint read. "Sletten had also sent and received several text messages since she departed from Fargo."