MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A New Jersey mother who authorities say was texting and driving when she caused a crash that killed her young daughter will have to serve a jail sentence.
Authorities say Kristen Conner recently received a 200-day term and four years of probation for the July 2014 crash that killed 11-year-old Morgan Avery Ferguson.
The Lower Township woman, who is also known as Kristen Williams, was driving a pickup truck on Route 47 in Middle Township when she crashed into a utility pole. Her daughter was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
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NJ mom gets jail sentence in texting crash that killed her daughter