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Warning from Grieving Parents

Alex Brown Alex Brown
Johnny Mac Brown Johnny Mac Brown
Jeanne Brown Jeanne Brown

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Two grieving West Texas parents are speaking out to warn local students about a deadly danger.

The Brown's daughter Alex died in this car wreck. It's an accident that could happen to anyone. It's also 100 percent preventable.

Alex was a straight a student, and her school mascot. After graduation this may, she was going to college to major in broadcast journalism with dreams that will now never come true. When Alex didn't show up to school in November, her mother traced the country road back to their house. She found Alex's truck rolled over, with her daughter pinned underneath.

"I was like man, this is going to take a long time to get over. You're not going to be able to go to college in the fall, we're going to have to work, we have a lot of therapy to do, get you back on your feet," mother Jeanne Brown said.

But Alex's injuries were too severe. To make things worse, they found out Alex had the wreck because she was texting and driving.

"I remember having conversations with her about texting and driving. I told her, don't you have a wreck because you're texting and driving, and she said, I'm not. I'm not. She thought it wasn't going to happen to her," father Johnny Mac Brown said.

Now to keep it from happening to others, the Browns are taking her car to high schools all across the area. Tomorrow morning they'll be at Randall and later this week, they're filming a show for Oprah.

"It was just a normal day, nothing out of the ordinary, and now since her bad choices, we don't have normal," Johnny Mac said. "This is becoming our normal, and I don't want another family to go through that."

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