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Cell Phone Triggers Fatal Crash

A 6-year-old girl from Grant County, Wash., died Monday evening in a one-car rollover accident that occurred when her mother, the driver, reached for a cell phone, sheriff’s deputies said. Carla Avila-Juarez died at the accident scene at 6:22 p.m. Monday on Dodson Road South about eight miles north of Royal City. She was not properly restrained in a child seat and was partly ejected, according to Undersheriff John Turley/Mike Prager, SR. More here.

Question: Do stories make you consider not using your cell phone as much while driving?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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