Teen accused of texting minutes before fatal crash near Parkers Prairie

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 3, 2011, titled Teen accused of texting minutes before fatal crash near Parkers Prairie. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Kayla Carry sent or received 15 text messages in the minutes prior to a Sept. 15 head-on collision that resulted in the death of 77-year-old Lucille Vogt and left Carry critically injured.

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The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 3, 2011
Tough lesson to learn....but she unfortuantly will have to be the example - so they need to punish her hard. So others will consider it before they text.
dum dums

Cook, MN

#2 Feb 3, 2011
throw the book at her, make an example out of her.
IrishMaN

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 3, 2011
Horrible. And it's not just the kids doing this. I see adults doing this same crap on I-394 driving home EVERY DAY. Hell yeah I'm honking at you - PAY ATTENTION - and don't you dare give me a look of death for honking. STOP THE SELFISHNESS and DRIVE.
mom

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 3, 2011
lock her up and throw away the keys and let that be a lesson to the rest of you.
idiot girl

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Feb 3, 2011
hahahaha....sad that she's a murderer now.....

give her and others who are so irresponsible the MAX prison time so they can reflect on their stupid decisions and make some sort of retribution.

moron! prob from a family of morons!

have a nice day!
Oh My

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 3, 2011
Please, please, please put down your phones, makeup, maps, iPods while driving!

90% of people I see on the road making a bone head move have a phone attached to their hand. Even worse, half of them don't even know they would have caused an accident had the other driver not been paying attention.

Charging this woman based on phone records is absolutely correct - she killed a woman so she could read 'LOL C U there!!' Pathetic.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#7 Feb 3, 2011
OH NO!

She won't be able to text from prison.

Cruel & Unusual punishment?

Yes, but well-deserved.
Ya know

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Feb 3, 2011
Texting while driving will be just as hard if not harder to stop than drinking while driving.

We need to send a harsh message to both groups of offenders...long prison sentences and steep fines.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#9 Feb 3, 2011
I was on 694 yesterday afternoon, oh around 2PM...Three lanes of traffic and I was in the passing lane ( far left ) The SUV in front of me was doing no more than 40MPH and had at least 10 cars behind her.....traffic in the other 2 lanes was passing her by so I was stuck. When I finally was able to pass she had her head down and was texting. I honked and of course, she never even looked up. This is just amazing to me, how can people continue to text and drive when it causes so many accidents?. Well I know that is a stupid question because I see little difference in texting VS drinking and driving but it still just blows my mind that people continue to do so...ON THE FREEWAY no less..and in the passing lane even.....
Jim Moore

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 3, 2011
No more driving for this lady, period. And if she is allowed to drive insurance with a high risk premium. They won't put her in jail, she isn't a criminal, just a moron. There has to be a punishment, and one she will not take lightly.
Jim Moore

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 3, 2011
if they can send people to the moon, they can come up with something that will not allow people to talk or text in the cars. Also they should not allow people to own a cell phone if they are caught using it in their car, would be hard to do, but a stiff fine if caught would stop some people from using there dumb phones.
NOBAMA

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 3, 2011
Jim Moore wrote:
No more driving for this lady, period. And if she is allowed to drive insurance with a high risk premium. They won't put her in jail, she isn't a criminal, just a moron. There has to be a punishment, and one she will not take lightly.
She killed someone because of her negligence. Sounds like a criminal to me.
dum dums

Cook, MN

#13 Feb 3, 2011
i have wanted to buy a good quality video recorder and have someone drive me around then follow and video "texters" get a good picture of the person, the car and the license plate then post them on some sort of website for all to see. anyone know if that would be legal to do?

Since: Aug 09

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 3, 2011
So...what if she texted the last message 4 minutes before the crash? Is texting still at fault? It certainly sounds like the cops have no proof she was texting when the accident happened, or that it was the cause...
NOBAMA

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 3, 2011
dum dums wrote:
i have wanted to buy a good quality video recorder and have someone drive me around then follow and video "texters" get a good picture of the person, the car and the license plate then post them on some sort of website for all to see. anyone know if that would be legal to do?
I have seen news reporters doing this but not to the extent of revealing license plates or identities. You might be crossing the line a little. I like the idea though.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#16 Feb 3, 2011
It is aweful that people have so little value for their life and that of others where a text message is so important it has to kill others. Teenagers should not be allowed to have cell phones that are able to text in my opinion, they are by far the worst offenders. I already regret saying this, but I hope this girl dies..
WannaBe G

Burnsville, MN

#17 Feb 3, 2011
Why not just pick up the GD phone and talk?

Honestly, probably not the alternative that people want to hear, but think about the time spent beingi innatentive. Pick up the phone and say hello. Probably as distracting as switching the radio.

The alternative is picking up the phone, searching through menu options to find your txt function. Scroll to the incoming txt. Read txt. find and hit reply txt. type the txt using 8 keys any one if wich can be any one of three letters. find and hit the send button.

OR pick up the phone and say hello....

10 and 2 is always the best course of action here, but let's face it. You might as well tell kids not to drink or do the humpty bump. See how far that got you?
Hanging Judge

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Feb 3, 2011
Set an example by putting Carry in prison for a year--or giving her the option of no jail time, but she has to give up all electronic communication for one year--no texting, no cell phone, no Facebook, no e-mail. I bet she'd choose prison.
Hanging Judge

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Feb 3, 2011
Or release the text of the emails she sent and received the morning of the accident. Hopefully she'd be embarassed by the public seeing the meaningless drivel she was sending and receiving.
Alexander Graham

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 3, 2011
thegreenmyth wrote:
It is aweful that people have so little value for their life and that of others where a text message is so important it has to kill others. Teenagers should not be allowed to have cell phones that are able to text in my opinion, they are by far the worst offenders. I already regret saying this, but I hope this girl dies..
Frankly, I have almost been hit or had to swing out of the way because of drivers talking on cell phones and not paying attention to driving--and these have ALL been adults (and mostly women).

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