Man was texting in Lima crash that killed daughter
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:09:44 GMT —
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man admits that he was texting when he slammed into the back of a pickup, killing his 3-year-old daughter.
Jonathan Harp of Lima faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to attempted vehicular homicide.
The Lima News reports that investigators believe Harp was going 55 mph when he hit the stopped pickup. The impact of the crash caused his car to bounce in another lane and hit a third vehicle.
Harp's daughter Macy died in the crash and his 7-year-old daughter Shannon was seriously injured.
The State Highway Patrol says Harp first denied that he was texting but later admitted to it and told investigators that he never saw the truck.
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