Sunday, May 2, 2010
Grieving Parents Try to Use Tragedy to Educate Others
Heather Lerch, of Washington, was killed in a one-car crash in February. Police reports and phone records indicated "she was texting and driving at the time of the crash. Innocuous texts, trivial texts, "cool, let's hang out some time" kind of texts, just meaningless teenage blather that cost Heather her life and Dan and Wendy a daughter." Now her parents are "using the tragedy to educate others about the dangers of 'distracted driving,' in particular, driving while phoning or texting." Read more.