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Feb

Brittanie Montgomery, 19 – OK

On December 21, 2006, Brittanie was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed four lanes of traffic, and was struck by an oncoming car. She was talking on her cell phone with a friend at the time of the crash. Brittanie was dedicated to working with children with an ultimate goal of becoming

18
Feb

Heather Lerch, 19 – WA

On February 23, 2010, 19-year-old Heather Lerch  lost control of her car and crashed through a guardrail on her way home from work.The impact caused the driver’s side door to collapse several feet inside the vehicle killing Heather instantly.  At the time of the crash, she was speeding and texting back and forth with a

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Feb

Heather Hurd, 26 – FL

On January 3, 2008, Heather Hurd and her fiancée were scheduled to meet her parents at their wedding planner’s office in Orlando, Florida. On the way there, a tractor-trailer traveling at 65 miles per hour hit their car and eight others while they were stopped at a red light. The truck driver, who was texting

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Feb

Alison Holden – D.C.

On April 27, 2009, single mom Alison Holden was driving to work when she was rear-ended at a stoplight by a driver who was sending a text message. She was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. In the months after the accident, she suffered from short-term memory loss and struggled

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Feb

John “Rusty” Gordon, 35 – OH

On May 18, 2008, John “Rusty” Gordon was riding his motorcycle on Ohio State Route 4 when a 20-year old driving a truck swerved into oncoming traffic. Rusty was struck  head on and died instantly from a broken neck. The driver was using his cell phone at the time of the crash. Rusty was born

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Feb

Calli Ann Murray, 2 – CA

On December 1, 2010, 2-year-old Calli Ann Murray and her mother Ling were walking home from a park just blocks from their home. As they crossed the street in a crosswalk, holding hands,  a young driver who was  18-year-old freshman volleyball player at Sonoma State University was  texting on her cell phone.  She struck Calli

17
Feb

Jacy Good, NY

On May 18, 2008, Jacy Good and her parents attended her graduation ceremony at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jacy had landed her dream job through AmeriCorps as a team leader for Habitat For Humanity and was excited about the future. On the way home from graduation, a young driver talking on his cell phone

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Feb

Linda Doyle, 61 – OK

On September 3, 2008, 61-year-old Linda Doyle was killed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when a young driver talking on a cell phone ran a red light and broadsided  her vehicle. At the time of the crash, Linda was on her way to feed the feral cats at Lake Overholser, a resevoir in Oklahoma City. Linda

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Feb

Alex Brown, 17 – TX

On November 10, 2009, 17-year-old Alex Brown was killed when she crashed her truck on a rural road while she was on her way to school. She was carrying on text messaging to 4 different friends at the time of the crash, traveling at 70 mph and was not wearing a seat belt. Alex was