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Student caused crash while texting

October 20, 2009 | 5:00 p.m. CDT
Mallory Benedict, a junior at MU, stands with her new car near the site of her August 2007 car crash on Sept. 22, 2009. Benedict had been driving home from a friend's house on North Ballenger Lane near Mexico Gravel Road at 4 a.m. when she texted the friend for directions. While typing her message, Benedict overcorrected her steering three times, which led to her rolling and totaling her car. Although her airbags did not deploy, Benedict, who had worn her seat belt, was not injured.

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