A driver is being charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after new information reveals texting may be to blame for the fatal car accident that took the life of a 16-year-old driver. The teen was in his car stopped on the side of the freeway when he was struck from behind by another driver. At first, the cause of the accident was unclear, and some supposed that driving into the sun may have made it difficult for the striking driver to see the stopped vehicle.

New evidence, though, suggests that the striking driver was texting at the time of the accident. The exact nature of the evidence has not been revealed, but it was enough for Franklin County Procescutors to file an indictment, saying the striking driver “was texting while driving and that constituted a recklessness that caused him to lose control.”

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