The parents of a university student killed in a car crash as he typed a text have released his final message in a bid to warn other drivers against doing the same.
Alexander Heit died shortly after the accident on April 3 on the outskirts of Greeley, Colorado.
The 22-year-old’s parents have now released an image of the text he was composing before he ran his car off the road.
This is the text message Alexander Heit was typing before he ran his car off the road and died
He was responding to a friend’s message and had typed: “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw” before he crashed.
Heit’s mother Sharon released a statement via the police, which was published in the Greeley Tribune.
It said: “I can’t bear the thought of anyone else having to go through something like this.
“Please, vow to never, NEVER text and drive. In a split second you could ruin your whole future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.”
Police say Heit had a spotless driving record and wasn’t speeding, the Associated Press reported.