Browerville teen sentenced to one year in jail for fatal texting crash

The criminal complaint says 15 text messages were sent or received from 19-year-old Kayla Carry's phone right before she crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another car in Otter Tail County last year.
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The criminal complaint says 15 text messages were sent or received from 19-year-old Kayla Carry's phone right before she crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another car in Otter Tail County last year.

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