A car wreck on Interstate 65 in Montgomery has sadly claimed the life of 19 year old Jessica Sylvester of Mobile, Alabama. The car accident happened early Saturday morning when Ms. Sylvester’s car crossed a median and struck an 18-wheeler head on. According to reports, Alabama State Troopers are still investigating this tragic accident, but believe the Mobile teenager may have been on her cell phone at the time of the crash.
Research has shown that using a cell phone use while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times as likely to get involved in a wreck serious enough to injure themselves. For more information on distracted driving visit Distraction.gov.