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Distracted driver who fatally struck pedestrian avoids prison time

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A Wisconsin driver who fatally crashed into an elderly pedestrian last year will not serve jail time as long as he complies with his sentencing conditions, Crookston Times reported on May 8.

Timothy Peterson, 41, was sentenced by Judge John Damon on to comply with a five-year diversion agreement instead of going to jail. Under the agreement, Peterson will undergo 200 hours of community service, including 100 hours talk to teenage drivers about the risks of driving while distracted.

On January 9, 2013, Peterson fatally struck Cecelia Killian, 86, in Independence.  authorities later discovered that he had been texting two minutes before the crash.

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