Driver in fatal crash says she was looking for mobile phone

FLORENCE, Ky. – A motorist involved in a crash death of one man and his two twin toddler grandchildren, says she was driving while looking for her cell phone.

Jessica Hood, pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of murder and assault, almost three years on the day of the crash that hit six pedestrians in Florence, Kentucky on March 15, 2015.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Hood told the court in her plea that she was driving distracted. She says she was looking for her mobile phone while trying to plug in an extra cord and change the music player from a CD to her mobile phone. Accident reconstruction proved to be Hood had traveled almost 1,000 feet (305 meters) in the 14 and 16 seconds for the collision with the pedestrian. Two other pedestrians were injured.

The cap will be sentenced April 16.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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