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      Police believe Vancouver hit-and-run driver was texting

      VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police believe a hit-and-run driver was texting when she ran down a 65-year-old man using a walker in a Vancouver crosswalk.

      The impact last October fatally injured Stephen Dewey of Vancouver.

      The suspected driver, 30-year-old Jessica B. VanWechel of Camas was arrested Wednesday night in Camas.

      The Columbian reports that court papers say she confided to a friend she was looking down at a text message when her vehicle hit Dewey. He died about a week later.

      VanWechel appeared in Clark County Superior Court Thursday and the judge found probable cause to hold her for hit-and-run and vehicular homicide charges. Bail is set at $75,000. Arraignment is scheduled for March 13.
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