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Video image showing an interior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The video shows a human backup driver in the SUV looking down until seconds before the crash. The driver looked up and appeared startled during the last moment of the clip. (Tempe Police Department)

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The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix.

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