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Ashley Johnson, 16 – NC

  Ashley LeeAnn Johnson 16, from Arden, NC dropped a friend off at school and was on her way to work as a tutor. She lost control of her car and crossed the center line of the roadway, striking a truck head-on. The police believe that Ashley was trying to retrieve a text message from


Joe Teater, 12 – MI

Joe Teater was riding to an after school activity with his mom when their car was hit by a young woman driving an SUV who ran a red light. The young driver was talking on a cell phone at the time of the crash. Joe’s mom had only minor injuries, but Joe was seated in


Kassy Kerfoot, 18 – ID

On December 29th 2009, Kassy was texting while driving and not wearing a seatbelt. She lost control of her car, went into the opposing lane of traffic and was struck head on and died—she was 18. Kassy was a 2009 graduate of Meridian High School in Idaho and had just completed her first semester at


Distracted Driving Awareness Month guest contributor Joel Feldman: Celebrating my daughter’s 25th birthday

“This past weekend, on April 6, we celebrated my daughter Casey’s 25th birthday. But Casey wasn’t there. She was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver, a 58-year-old man behind the wheel of a van. He took his eyes off the road for just a few seconds. Pink was Casey’s favorite color, so we released pink balloons in her memory….” Read the post of Casey’s father, Joel Feldman, founder of EndDD.org on the U.S. DOT site.


Casey’s Friend, Brooke Burdge, Shares Her Story with Local NJ Teens in Distracted Driving Presentation

… I went on to Fordham University, where I made a great friend named Casey. This is the moment where I showed the students a slide with photos of Casey and myself throughout our time together, as well as two Facebook wall posts from Casey. In this moment, the audience realized my direct connection to this cause and the root of my passion for this issue.