5 Most Fatal Text Messages Ever Sent

5. Mariah West – “Where u at.” (2009)

Mariah West died at the young age of 18, in 2009, on the day before her high school graduation. She was replying to a text message from a friend asking, “Where u at.” West was on her way to watch her friend play in a baseball game. While West was responding to the message, her car hit a bridge, skidded on its roof, and headed into oncoming traffic. West was partially ejected from the car and her skull was crushed. She survived eight days in the hospital before passing away. Her mother, Merry Dye, has since joined forces with AT&T in their “It Can Wait” campaign, sharing her daughter’s story to warn teens and others against texting and driving by reminding us that no phone call or text message is worth losing your life or taking away the life of another. West’s story was one of the earliest tragedies that first brought attention to the issue of texting and driving.
5. Mariah West – “Where u at.” (2009)