Put down the muthafawking phone!
Parent Release Son’s Last Text Message Before He Died In Car Accident
The tragic last text being sent by a driver who was moments later killed in a car crash wasn’t important enough to cost him his life, according to his distraught parents.
University of Northern Colorado student Alexander Heit, 22, was typing out a reply on his iPhone when he drifted into oncoming traffic and rolled his car off the road.
Witnesses say he had his head down as he wrote “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw” before crashing.
The haunting image of the keen snowboarder’s final unfinished message was published in The Greeley Tribune on Wednesday.
Heit’s parents said they hope it will deter other drivers from dying in crashes similar to their son’s, which happened on the outskirts of Greeley on Apr. 3.
“I can’t bear the thought of anyone else having to go through something like this,” Sharon Heit said in a statement released via police.
“In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” she added.
Police chief Jerry Garner told The Greely Tribune: “The Heits are sharing their tragedy and loss, in hope that through Alex’s story, others may realize and recognize just how dangerous texting and driving is.”
R.I.P. Alexander Heit, may your passing serve as a horrific reminder to other drivers who risk your same fate everyday over a dumba$$ text message.
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