Texting Driver Carlee Bollig: Teen Refuses To Put Down Phone, Kills 10-Year-Old And Dad, Charges Say

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Oct. 19 2015, Updated 9:04 p.m. ET

Carlee Rose Bollig was not only an unlicensed driver, but was texting on a cell phone when, prosecutors say, the 17-year-old girl from Little Falls, Minnesota, caused an unthinkable tragedy — a tragedy that could have been easily avoided if she had simply heeded the panicked pleas of her three friends in the pickup truck as they repeatedly warned her put down her phone and stop texting.

Instead, according to the charges filed against her in a Minnesota District Court, she told her friends to “f**k off!” Now a 10-year-old girl and her 54-year-old dad are dead after the July 21 tragedy, a tragedy that was, police say, caused solely by one teen’s carelessness and stupidity.

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Other passengers in the truck frantically yelled “Red light! Red light!” as the distracted Bollig barreled into the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County Road 11 on the road between Becker and Big Lake, Minnesota, according to a report on the North Wright County Today news site.


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