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It was a normal Wednesday afternoon I was talking to my best friend Tyler while he was driving to church. He knew what dangers came with texting and driving but he didn’t listen. He was my best friend and I was used to it. The next thing I knew I was finding out he wrecked and his truck had rolled. He didn’t have a seat belt on and he was texting and talking to his fiance who was right beside him. He got ejected from the vehicle and died instantly 6 days after his birthday.

He never even saw it coming. You wouldn’t even imagine the pain I went through after his death. He was always smiling and he was a great friend. I never would have imagined he would die so young. I have never stopped thinking about him. He showed me an important lesson that night. Texting and driving is not worth it at all. The hurt will never go away. You never think of the people that you hurt when your sending that text while you are driving but it hurts a lot more people than you would think.

Paris, TX

13 comments on “Tyler
  1. Thank you for sharing your story Kindyl. I hope others will hear your story and decide not to reply to friends who text or call them while they’re driving. I bet you wish you hadn’t been texting with Tyler that day.

  2. B.C says:

    I happen to know tyler and his fiance who was in the vehicle with him…this is not what happened..

  3. amanda says:

    instead of arguing over what happened we should agree that staying safe on the road is always best.

  4. Taylor Doescher says:

    that was a tradgic loss. i have heard about this pleanty of times but it touches my heart every time.

  5. Destinea Jefferson from kern Valley High School says:

    That is a sad loss. I just relized i do the same thing and now i will stop texting people when they are driving. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  6. Alan Fernandez says:

    Condolences to the family and fiance
    Jefferson/Silva Highschool TDS

  7. noah padilla says:

    hope your doing ok since your accident man….everything happens for a reason and he is probly in a bterr place now..well be safe!

    Jefferson/Silva high school

  8. Christian Hinojos says:

    Condolences to the family and fiance. Hope your doing ok with this loss.

    Jefferson Silva High School TDS

  9. Adrian says:

    I’m so sorry for your lost. I can’t imagine the pain you went through when you find out your best friend passed away.

    Jefferson/Silva High School TDS

  10. Chris Ramirez says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May your best friend rest in peace.

    Jefferson/Silva High School TDS

  11. Sadie Esquer says:

    i am so sorry for your loss.

    Jefferson/Silva High School TDS

  12. Skylar says:

    This was so unfortunate, a good kid died so young. Condolences to the family, sorry for the loss. Maybe now, drivers will put down their phones.


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