Sadly, many young lives are lost in texting accidents each year. The fact is that teens are the most likely to use a cell phone while driving. As a Seattle car accident attorney and the founder of Teens Against Distracted Driving, I have seen many teens endangering their lives by driving distracted.

Last week, a 16-year-old driver was killed in a texting-while-driving car accident. The tragic accident happened Monday in Asheville, North Carolina.

Ashley Johnson was driving her BMW eastbound, when she veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Ford truck.

Johnson suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Mission Hospital, where she later died. No one else was injured in the crash.

Investigators believe Johnson was reading a text before the fatal incident. They also say she was speeding, which may have also contributed to the crash.

Ashley was in the 10th grade at Buncombe County Early College and was working toward an associate’s degree. We would like to offer our condolences to Ashley’s friends and family. We will keep them in our thoughts during this difficult time.

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