Teen Killed while TEXT messaging

Family: Teen Killed While Texting And Driving
Legislature Considering Bill To Address Issue
POSTED: 7:21 am PDT August 17, 2007
UPDATED: 10:11 am PDT August 17, 2007


ELK GROVE, Calif. -- An Elk Grove family is warning teens and parents about the dangers of texting while driving.
An 18-year-old relative was killed this week in a head-on crash, because she was focused on her cell phone.
Carol Totlis is speaking out so other teens won't make the same mistake. Meanwhile, the state Legislature is considering a bill that would address the issue.
Police in Peoria, Ariz., call the Monday crash one of the worst they've ever seen.
Officers said the teen was text messaging at the time of the wreck, which killed her and the driver of the other involved vehicle.
Totlis said lawmakers shouldn't wait any longer to make text messaging while on the road illegal.
The legislation has gone through the Senate and will possibly go to the Assembly floor on Monday.
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