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Suspected distracted driver involved in Fond du Lac fatal crash convicted

Posted on March 25, 2016 10:44 am under Wrongful Death

The female driver involved in a deadly 2014 car accident in Fond du Lac is facing 10 years of imprisonment after a jury concluded that the accident happened as a result of distracted driving, an article on fdlreporter.com reported on March 24.

Reports stated that 27-year-old Heather Cleveland was using her cell phone to send and receive text messages moments before she was involved in an accident on June 25, 2014. At the time of the accident, Cleveland was driving at an estimated speed of 70 mph when she struck another vehicle on Willow Road.

The collision reportedly involved a third vehicle operated by Linda Trotter. The second collision instantly killed Trotter, 63. Additionally, reports revealed that in 2010, Cleveland was also convicted of “inattentive driving” and for driving a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Cleveland will appear in court on June 24 for sentencing.