Photo of unfinished text from a texting-and-driving crash released by parents

The text Alexander Heit was typing before he lost control of his car.
The text Alexander Heit was typing before he lost control of his car.

Alexander Heit passed away earlier this month after succumbing to injuries sustained after he lost control of his car while he was texting and driving.

Heit, who was from Boulder, Colorado, was a student at University of Northern Colorado studying Audiology at the time of the accident.

In his memory, his parents published a photo in the Greeley Tribune, which shows the last, unsent text message the 22-year-old was typing right before the accident.

“Sounds good my man,” he wrote. “seeya soon, I’ll tw.”

That sentence was never completed.

Colorado banned texting and driving in 2009.

“I can’t bear the thought of anyone else having to go through something like this,” Heits mother, Sharon, writes in the article. “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.”

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