Thursday, 11 April 2013

Fatal text message: 22-year-old's death to warn others not to text and drive

Fatal text message: 22-year-old's death to warn others not to text and drive, A fatal text message is being used by two devastated parents to inspire others this week, as ABC News reported this Wednesday, April 10, that parents and police are joining together to warn others not to text and drive following a young man’s untimely death last week.

As seen in the fatal text message, Alexander Heit’s last text of his life was tragically cut short. While the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student was driving home, his car rolled into oncoming traffic, leading him to lose control of the vehicle and overturning it in a deadly crash.

Heit died after the car crash in Greeley in early April, yet Alexander’s parents as well as police officials are now hoping that capturing a photo of the young man’s final text on his iPhone — a text as simple as setting up plans to hang out — will act as a reminder for other drivers not to text and drive.

The fatal text message photo reveals Heit replying to a text from a friend, typing “Sounds good my man, see ya soon” then several scrambled letters prior to the crash.

A recent police statement has Heit’s mother saying that texting and driving not only can lead to death, but truly “tears a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.”

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