Alex Brown died in an auto accident in 2009 after she lost control of her truck while she was texting. Her truck rolled and because Alex was not wearing a seat belt, she went out the passenger side window and was crushed by the truck. Since Alex’s death the Brown family has been traveling the country, pulling Alex’s wrecked truck, to bring awareness to texting and driving and asking teens everywhere to take the pledge to not text and drive.
This week, the Browns were featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. They received a new home in Wellman, Texas with the help of Palm Harbor homes and numerous volunteers. The new home will allow them to continue their mission to educate other teens about the danger of texting while driving. The show also spread the word to schools in all 50 states and Sprint donated $50,000 to their cause.
Learn more about the five major dangers of teen driving.
Watch the Extreme Makeover episode.