A Texas woman convicted of killing two young girls in a distracted driving accident has been sentenced to jail time and probation.
KXAN reports Shelby Buchanan, of Abilene, was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and 10 years of probation for a fatal distracted driving crash that claimed the lives of sisters Melissa Grace Lindley, 14, and Starla Lindley, 11.
An investigation showed Buchanan was using a fast-food app to order Chick-fil-A in March 2018 when she slammed into the back of a minivan on I-20 in Abilene. Melissa and Grace were killed on impact.
Buchanan pleaded county guilty to two counts of manslaughter earlier this year. As a condition of her probation, Buchanan is required to complete 800 hours of humanity service.
The prosecutor hopes the conviction will serve as a warning to other drivers.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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