Cops: Driver was texting before crashing, killing woman, 75

December 14, 2018 GMT

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 29-year-old upstate woman was texting while driving when she caused a crash that killed a 75-year-old woman last month.

Troopers say Angel Oliver, of Bombay, was arraigned Thursday in Malone Town Court on criminally negligent homicide charges.

Police say she was texting while driving on a Franklin County road Nov. 15 and ran a stop sign in the town of Dickinson, colliding with a car driven by Chloe Ann O’Neil of Parishville.

O’Neil died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.

Oliver was released under a pretrial release program through Franklin County probation. She’s due to appear in Dickinson Town Court on Dec. 19.

Oliver is being represented by the county public defender’s office. A message left with the office wasn’t returned.