Oklahoma City Teen Featured in Distracted-Driving Campaign

January 20, 2012

A new national campaign warning against distracted driving features the story of an Oklahoma City teenager who was killed in a car crash while talking on her cell phone.

The U.S. Department of Transportation video featuring Brittanie Montgomery’s story is the latest in the department’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series.

Montgomery was a sophomore at the University of Central Oklahoma when she died in December 2006.

Authorities say she was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed four lanes of traffic and was struck by an oncoming car.

Montgomery’s mother, Gina Harris, urges drivers to not use cell phones when behind the wheel. She says she’s grateful no one else was killed in the crash that took her daughter.

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