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    Girl in Fatal Wreck Sent Text Message Moments Before Crash

    HIGHLAND, Calif. Authorities say a 16-year-old girl who died after losing control of her car had been texting on her cell phone moments before the accident.

    Kayla Preuss, of Highland, was driving on the Interstate 10 Freeway in Redlands when she lost control of her car and crashed. She died of head injuries.

    Authorities say Preuss had been driving drunk and was speeding. But another factor may have contributed to the crash.

    Phone records show Preuss was texting just before the accident. Her cell phone, which was flipped open, was found resting on the floorboard by her feet.

    Preuss' mother Kelly said she hopes the accident will make other people think before texting and driving.

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    Drunk and texting, and 16. Sheesh what a recipe for disaster. She paid the ultimate price, and now her family must also.

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    I heard it is illegal to talk on your cell while driving in CA. I guess that doesn't include texting. This happens so often...when will people learn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper7 View Post
    I heard it is illegal to talk on your cell while driving in CA. I guess that doesn't include texting. This happens so often...when will people learn?
    no driving with 1 hand you can talk on your cell with a bluetooth or something. those wireless hand free thingy.
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    I wonder what her last few texts were. And to whom they were sent.

    But something tells me that "lol U suk" or something equally trivial are probably the best candidates.
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    They made a no-texting-while-driving law here becaue of girls texting and then crashing/dying. I'm sure there's guys who do it too but the ones who die (in MN anyway) always seem to be carloads of teenage girls. Though, how they plan to enforce such a law is beyond my comprehension since they still allow people to use cell phones while driving.

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    I wish they'd make a law here. My friend does it all the time and I yell at her. I also wish they'd make a no driving while talking law.

    Very sad story...


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