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Wis. woman gets 1 year for text-messaging crash

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

A Sun Prairie woman will serve a year in prison for a fatal crash that happened after she was texting while driving.

Dane County Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke on Friday rejected recommendations of probation for 21-year-old Stephanie Kanoff. Kanoff also will serve two years of extended supervision after her prison time.

Kanoff choked up as she told the judge she is sorry for the crash.

A jury found Kanoff guilty in July of homicide by negligent driving in the death of University of Wisconsin-Madison student Dylan Ellefson. The 21-year-old was behind his disabled car when he was struck by Kanoff's minivan on Oct. 24, 2010.

Ellefson's father, Dan Ellefson, says he's satisfied with the sentence.

 

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