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Parents Hope Photo Of Fatal Text Serves As Warning

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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Parents Hope Photo Of Fatal Text Serves As Warning

By: AP
Updated: Wed 4:21 PM, Apr 10, 2013

Alexander Heit's final text cut off in mid-sentence. Before he could send it, police say the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car.

Heit died shortly after the April 3 crash in Greeley, but his parents and police are hoping the photo of the mundane text on his iPhone will serve as a stark reminder to drivers.

The photo was given to 11 News from Greeley police. It shows Heit was responding to a friend by typing "Sounds good my man, seeya soon" followed by a few letters before crashing.

In a statement released through police, Heit's mother says texting while driving can "tear a whole in the heart of everyone who loves you."



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TristanMitchael
by Kristina on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:38 PM

So tragic! I'd hate to be the person that he was texting.

heydooney
by Danielle on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Ohhh that's heartbreaking :(

SpencerMom617
by New Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:54 PM
My mom made me look at some horrific photos before she helped me get a phone and yes it did convince me not to text and drive... I have designative texted do or I wait until I'm stopped...
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flowerfunleah
by Leah on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:32 PM

That's so sad :-((

countrygirlkat
by Kathleen on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM
That is so sad.
Bradensmommy719
by Anji on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Heart breaking
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scurnes
by Sara on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM
That's so sad
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sarahjz
by Sarah on Apr. 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Ugh, that is awful.  :'(

Babybear89
by Gracey on Apr. 11, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Very sad he was only a year younger than me.
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