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Jury: Woman not grossly negligent in fatal I-35W collision in New Brighton

A Hudson, Wis., woman was careless when she fumbled for her cellphone and wound up crashing into a line of cars on Interstate 35W in New Brighton — resulting in a fatality and a serious injury. But she not grossly negligent, according to a Ramsey County District Court jury.

Prosecutors had to prove gross negligence in their case against Destiny Xiong, who hit Brea Miller and Michael Bain’s Honda Fit as it sat stopped in traffic on the afternoon of May 1, 2016. Miller died and Bain, her fiance, was seriously injured.


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