Aussie Woman Sentenced To 3 Years’ Jail After Texting While Driving

A 25-year-old Perth woman who was texting her boyfriend before causing a crash that killed her friendhas been sentenced to three years and eight months in jail.

Aine McGrath had been texting while driving when she reportedly lost control of the car on the Mitchell Freeway, veered across four lanes, and crashed into a ute in August 2016, 9News reports.

25-year-old Sarah Kelly died at the scene.

McGrath was found guilty of aggravated dangerous driving causing death in September, last month.

PerthNow reports that the jury were shown the text messages between McGrath and her boyfriend which were exchanged ten minutes before the crash.

The last text message received was at 16:16:49, around 12 seconds before the first 000 call was made, PerthNow reports.

In McGrath’s version of events, she admitted to texting while driving however she did not believe she was distracted by the conversation. Instead, McGrath claims that she had lost control of the car when she tried to change lanes and another car veered in front of her.

9News reports McGrath will be eligible for parole in 22 months and won’t be able to drive for three years once released.