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Authorities: Texting led to fatal crash involving teens


A local teen is accused of texting while driving before he was involved in a head-on collision that killed a 19-year-old Chappell girl last month.

Hayden Graham, 16 of Sidney, was traveling west on Highway 30 about five miles east of Sidney when he allegedly crossed the center line and hit Karman Reichman on July 31, according to the sheriff’s office.

When law enforcement arrived on scene, Graham had exited the Jeep Liberty he was driving. Reichman was pinned inside her four-door sedan. Both vehicles sustained front-end damage.

Graham was taken to Sidney Regional Medical Center for minor...

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