GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– The parents of a college student from Greeley who was killed while texting and driving don’t want others to make the same mistake their son did.
Investigators said Alexander Heit was texting while driving when he lost control and crashed.
Heit’s final text wasn’t sent. Investigators found the partially written text on his phone. It read, “Sounds goo my man, seeya soon, ill tw”
As he was writing it, “He overcorrected, left the roadway and the vehicle rolled and flipped,” said Greeley Police Sgt. Susan West.
Heit, 22, was rushed from the crash scene on a rural road in Weld County to the hospital where he died.
“That’s why the family and the police department want to get the message out there that this can happen to anyone, anytime,” said West.
Heit’s parents released the following statement:
“Please vow to never, NEVER text and drive. 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.”
“If anything good can come from the loss of their son, they want that to be the message — don’t text and drive,” said West.
It is illegal to text and drive in the Colorado. Police in Greeley said because of this deadly crash they will be much more vigilant in ticketing those who break the law.