A fatal mobile text message is being used by two devastated parents to inspire others this week to warn others following a young man’s untimely death last week.
As seen in the photo, 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 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.”
Driving and sending text messages is becoming a nationwide epidemic.