Young Driver Never Finished This Text Before Fatal Crash

Parents of Alexander Heit release it to highlight dangers

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2013 12:40 PM CDT | Updated Apr 14, 2013 7:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was a nothing-special text to a buddy, but Alexander Heit made the mistake of trying to type it out while driving. He lost control, went off the road, and was killed when the car rolled, say police in Greeley, Colorado. Now the parents of the 22-year-old student at the University of Colorado have released an image of his phone showing the incomplete text in the hope of saving someone else's life, reports the AP via the Greeley Tribune. Their son's last words: "Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw"

This photo provided by police in Greeley, Colo., shows the text message Alexander Heit was typing when he crashed.   (AP Photo/Greeley Police)
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