“Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw” was the last text sent by 22-year-old Alexander Heit of Colorado. Alexander was texting and driving and this was what they found on his cell phone after his fatal rollover. Witnesses told police that Heit appeared to have his head down when he began drifting into the oncoming lane. According to police, an oncoming driver slowed and moved over just before Heit looked up and jerked the steering wheel and went off the road rolling his vehicle.
Police say Heit, a Colorado native who loved hiking and snowboarding, had a spotless driving record and wasn’t speeding. He died shortly after the 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.
In a statement released through police, the young man’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.”