Confirmation that Tabor College student Marcus Manny was text messaging at the time of his fatal car accident only adds to the tragedy of his death. We hope people of all ages take this news as a sobering warning: When you’re behind the wheel, focus on driving. Your life, and the lives of those who share the road with you, are in your hands. Take it seriously.
This warning is particularly urgent for our youth, who feel they are invincible and technologically adept. That’s a dangerous combination in this day and age. One errant moment can end a brilliant future and rob loved ones of a family member forever. So we hope they hear this news, and that they listen to the tragic lesson Marcus Manny left for all of us to contemplate. —DR