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Distracted driver, 17, charged in fatal crash that killed Blaine cop and his wife

The 17-year-old girl is facing 2 charges of vehicular homicide.

A teenager has been charged with causing the crash that killed a Blaine police officer and his wife in June.

The 17-year-old girl, who has not been named, was allegedly distracted by her cellphone when she veered into oncoming traffic on Twin Lakes Road in Elk River on June 15.

She struck a Harley Davidson motorcycle being ridden by Steve Nanney and his wife Susie, both 51 years old, who were killed in the collision.

Nanny was a 10-year veteran of the Blaine Police Department. He was off-duty at the time of the crash.

The girl has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and will make her first appearance in Sherburne County District Court in the near future.

As well as being allegedly distracted, the teenager was traveling at 63mph in a 55mph zone at the time of the crash.

She told police that her phone was vibrating just before the collision, saying she picked it up to see if she was receiving a call or text, before veering across the road.

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