April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We all hear, all the time, not to text and drive, but when you hear about an accident involving texing and driving that took a young life, close to home, the reality of the danger really sinks in. A University of Northern Colorado student in Greeley was killed in a traffic accident texting while driving, according to Greeley Police
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The Greeley Police Department and the family of the young man that passed away, want to share the photo of the text that took a precious life so it doesn't happen to anyone else and to remind all of us, to never text and drive.
The Heit family and Greeley Police Department wish to share the findings of a car accident investigation on April 3, 2013 in hopes that other families may avoid the tragedy and loss of a beloved family member. At 5:16 p.m., Greeley Police Officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle, rollover traffic accident on the outskirts of Greeley. The driver, Alexander Heit, 22, of Boulder was transported by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center where he died a short time later.
Heit's Cell Phone: The Text Message That Took His Life Was Never Sent
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Heit was in Greeley studying Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado. He was a good student and well liked in his classes. Colorado-raised with an affinity for being in the mountains, he loved being with his family, snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer.
“I can’t bear the thought of anyone else having to go through something like this,” said Sharon Heit, Alexander Heit’s mom. “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. And in honor of Alex’s memory, please do something kind for a stranger who needs help, as Alex always wished for a world were people were kinder to each other.”
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May the Heit family find peace during this difficult time.