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Woman accused of texting in fatal Madison crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman is accused of writing a text message before she struck and killed a University of Wisconsin-Madison student whose car had become disabled.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Stephanie Kanoff, of Sun Prairie, is charged with homicide by negligent driving for the Oct. 24 death of 21-year-old Dylan Ellefson, who was studying to become a Spanish teacher.

According to the complaint filed Tuesday, the log on Kanoff’s phone indicated a call to her mother at 12:32 p.m. and to 911 at 12:34 p.m.

A complaint says just before those calls were text messages from Kanoff’s phone that were sent at 12:27 p.m., 12:31 p.m. and 12:32 p.m.

No attorney was listed in court records and a message left at her home was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

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