Law enforcement officials and the family of Deianerah "D.J." Logan's on Tuesday said an investigation indicates she was writing a text message at the time her car struck a stopped school bus, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports. The 17-year-old died in the crash on the first day of her senior year in high school. "We all have a lot of distractions when we drive," the Byron, Minn., teen's father said, "and this particular distraction is what cost our daughter her life."
The family plans to warn teenagers about the dangers of texting and driving, and they held a program Tuesday morning at Byron High School for the girl's classmates.
Here's an open letter posted by the family at a press conference: