Here is a reason why tweeting/texting while driving can wait. Five friends died senselessly this past weekend after one of them got behind the wheel of a car they were all riding in and drove drunk and recklessly, all while tweeting about it.
21-year-old Jonathan Watson was driving his 2005 Nissan Sentra at a high rate of speed after leaving a party in Ontario, California on Saturday, September 2nd. Watson’s Twitter timeline detailed his state of mind at the time.
Not soon after sending his last tweet, Watson crashed.
“The driver of the vehicle was 21 years old and the other four occupants ranged in age from 20 to 23 years old,” Ontario police Cpl. Bill Russell told KNX1070’s Ed Mertz.
“We do know that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and did run a traffic signal just prior to colliding,”
Killed were 23-year old Marquell Bogan, 23-year old JuJuan Bennett, 21-year-old Ervin McKinness, 20-year-old Dylan George and the driver Watson.