A photo of the fatal text message, the interrupted text message that a 22-year-old was typing when he lost control of his car, was released by his parents and police yesterday. The fatal text message serves as a warning of the consequences of texting while driving.
It was a fatal text message for Alexander Heit.
His 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.