Cops: Texting Driver in Louisiana Hits 3

September 2, 2010

Authorities say three Hahnville High School students in Luling, La., remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone.

St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies tell The Times-Picayune that one boy was sitting on a curb, one standing on the curb and another standing nearby in the street when they were hit Saturday evening in Luling.

They are identified as 15-year-old Joseph Kirch, 17-year-old Treval Dunmiles and 17-year-old Joseph Rafiel, all of Luling.

Authorities say 42-year-old Stephanie L. Clay of Luling was booked with texting while driving, reckless driving and three counts of negligent injuring.

It was not immediately known whether Clay has an attorney.

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