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Woman facing numerous charges after deadly crash in southern MN

The crash on Oct. 17, 2017, killed a woman and severely injured her husband in Fillmore County.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 10:30 AM
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 1:37 PM

FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn. - A woman accused of driving a car that ran a stop sign that killed a woman and injured another is facing multiple charges.
Sarah Sexton, of Stewartville, is facing the following charges in connection to a crash Oct. 17, 2017, that killed Joan Hodge and injured Duane Hodge.
According to court documents, Sexton was northbound on County Rd. 38 and went through a stop sign at 35 miles per hour and struck the vehicle driven by Duane Hodge on County Rd. 2.
Sexton has been charged with the following:
• Second-degree manslaughter, culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk
• Vehicular homicide, operate motor vehicle in grossly negligent manner
• Criminal vehicular operation, great bodily harm - gross negligence
• Criminal vehicular operation, substantial bodily harm - gross negligence
• Two counts of reckless driving
• Careless driving
• Duty to drive with due care
• Failure to stop at a stop sign
Sexton and her 13-year-old daughter were driving home from a volleyball tournament in Wykoff, Minnesota, at the time of the accident, according to court documents.
Sexton and her daughter each suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Duane Hodge suffered several injuries, including a broken foot, broken neck, broken ribs and a broken jaw.

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