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Old 04-11-2013, 06:39 PM
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Student's Fatal Text

Parents: Student's fatal text serves as warning
April 11, 2013

Greeley Police via AP

University of Northern Colorado student, Alexander Heit, was typing to an unidentified person when police say he lost control of his car and ran off the road.

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, 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, published Wednesday in The Greeley Tribune, shows Heit was responding to a friend by typing, "Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw," before he crashed.

Witnesses told police that Heit appeared to have his head down when he began drifting into the oncoming lane in the outskirts of Greeley, where the University of Northern Colorado is located. According to police, an oncoming driver slowed and moved over just before Heit looked up and jerked the steering wheel.

Police say Heit, a Colorado native who loved hiking and snowboarding, had a spotless driving record and wasn't speeding.

In a statement released through police, Heit's mother said she doesn't want anyone else to lose someone to texting while driving.

"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," Sharon Heit said.

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Re: Student's Fatal Text

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When will people learn that texting and driving is dangerous?

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I bet the person on the other end of that text feels like shit.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:53 AM
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When will people learn that texting and driving is dangerous?

Never have. Never will. I have an old phone and can't see the keys to do so anyway, lol!

I'm not that important. I have a landline and my cell is only on when I'm mobile or babysitting. Both have voicemail

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:54 AM
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Sad, especially for his parents and any family, but, he made his choice.

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Sad, especially for his parents and any family, but, he made his choice.
At least he was the only fatality of the wreck. He could have easily killed someone else.

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Sad but I have seen people riding bikes do that and eat pavement.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:57 AM
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Sad but I have seen people riding bikes do that and eat pavement.

On April Fools' Day last year in Filthydelphia, they put a lane on the sidewalk for people who didn't pay attention while texting and walking.

Idiots didn't realize it was just a joke!

Pedestrians walk into streets without looking while texting. It's easier to stop a person than a vehicle, but, they don't care!

I like the woman who fell into a pool inside a mall, lol! She's on here somewhere

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Student's Fatal Text

It's gotta be bullshit, an iphone can't survive being dropped on the floor without breaking let alone a car accident

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