PAGE COUNTY TEENAGER CHARGED IN FATALITY ACCIDENT
(Red Oak) Court documents state that the 18-year-old Page County teen, charged with motor vehicle homicide in Montgomery this week was texting just before the collision that killed two children in Montgomery County last fall. Montgomery County Sheriff Joe Sampson reminds us of the law that prohibits texting while driving.
“As of July 1, 2010, the State passed a law where it is illegal to text and drive, about the only way you can text is if you pull off to the shoulder of the road and come to a complete stop then you can actually sit and text,” explained Sampson. “If you’re 17 and younger you cannot even talk on a cell phone while you’re driving. 18 and above you can talk on a cell phone if you’re using a hands free device.”
Eighteen-year-old Karli Jo Brown of Essex was charged with two-counts of Motor Vehicle Homicide and one count of Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle for the November 28, 2010 fatality. These charges were the result of a technical Accident Investigation conducted by the Iowa State Patrol. The accident occurred on Highway 48 south of Red Oak on November 28, 2010, that claimed the lives of 4-year-old Alexander McNeese and 5-year-old Maliki McNeese, of Cumberland.