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Woman, 25, charged with hitting, killing bicyclist while texting

GLENCOE - A 25-year-old Prior Lake woman who was allegedly texting while driving has been charged in the death of a bicyclist this past spring. Emily Louise Givens hit Penny Verdeck, 40, of Glencoe while she was riding her bike on a road near Gle...

GLENCOE - A 25-year-old Prior Lake woman who was allegedly texting while driving has been charged in the death of a bicyclist this past spring.

Emily Louise Givens hit Penny Verdeck, 40, of Glencoe while she was riding her bike on a road near Glencoe on April 26, according to a complaint filed in McLeod County court.

Givens faces a charge of criminal vehicular homicide resulting in a death, which carries a prison term of up to about 10 years. She is also charged with careless driving and texting while driving.

Verdeck was the mother of two young daughters.

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