The parents of an Ontario teen who died in an accident are pleading with people not to text while driving.
Damon Souliere was on his way home to Pembroke on the weekend when his car hit a tractor trailer head-on.
The 18-year-old had just sent a text to a friend he saw the night before, saying he had a good time.
Damon’s mother, Susanne, says text messages from friends were still coming through to his phone when emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Now, Damon’s family is spreading the message: Don’t text and drive.
His younger brother, Wesley, just got his driver’s licence, and says “If anyone loves anyone, you shouldn’t have to go through this. Never text and drive.”
Thirty-five people were killed last year in Ontario because of distracted driving and 1,000 more were injured, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.