Police: Oregon couple took cell phone photos before deadly crash

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 6:23 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore.  -- Investigators say a Corvallis couple was distracted by taking cell phone photos when their van hit and killed a motorcyclist on Highway 99W near Monroe.

The Benton County sheriff's office says Veronica Avila Diaz was driving and her husband Jose Antonio Cejas-Gutierrez had been taking pictures of her just before their van swerved into the oncoming lane.

The crash on Sept. 30 killed 72-year-old Kenneth Douglas Carroll of Monroe.

The Oregonian
reports the 28-year-old driver was arrested Thursday on manslaughter and reckless driving charges. Her 31-year-old husband is charged with interfering with police and hindering prosecution by suggesting he was driving at the time.

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