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Live updates: Trial for Keith Furne, accused of texting while driving in fatal crash

Keith Furne
Keith Furne

A Cedar Rapids man is accused of texting when he crashed his pickup truck into a stopped vehicle, killing two teens and injuring three others in 2016.

Keith Furne, 35, is charged with reckless driving resulting in serious injury and two counts of homicide by vehicle. The trial was moved from Linn to Story County District Court because of extensive pretrial publicity.

Previously, Furne’s lawyer claimed the prosecution couldn’t prove the charges because the current laws on texting and driving didn’t exist back then.

Follow along below for live updates from today’s proceedings.


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