Ruling upholds use of texts in Ariz. accident case - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Ruling upholds use of texts in Ariz. accident case

Posted: Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that it was proper that a jury was told about a man sending texts right before a fatal accident in Flagstaff.

Another driver died in a head-on collision when Roberto Alejandro Salamanca lost control of his vehicle after Salamanca angrily texted twice to his girlfriend.

Salamanca sent one text about a minute before somebody else made a 911 call right after the accident. The appeals court said the jury could conclude that sending that text could have caused the accident.

The other text was sent about a minute earlier. The ruling said that text demonstrated that Salamanca was distracted and angry just before he lost control of his vehicle.

The Court of Appeals' ruling Tuesday upheld Salamanca's convictions for manslaughter and other crimes.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices