Yuwen Wang was out for a walk and a taste of fresh air during a break from her job as a scientist at a New Jersey fragrance manufacturer.
Alexandra Mansonet was behind the wheel of a black Mercedes-Benz, headed to work as chief executive of a nonprofit in a city that had once lauded her as civic leader of the year for her extensive work with troubled youth.
Their lives collided with devastating speed, leaving the woman out for a walk fatally injured. On Friday, a jury found the driver guilty of vehicular homicide in a case that was believed to be the first time a New Jersey jury was asked to apply a 2012 law that places texting while driving on par with drunken driving.
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