Dave Muslovski’s family could not have been more proud. The 55-year-old businessman was determined to lose 100 pounds as he neared retirement, and he wound up blowing right past that goal.
“Nine miles every morning and nine miles every night. Eighteen miles a day, and in nine months, [he] lost 165 pounds,” said a beaming Tina Yanssens, Muslovski’s daughter.
But one morning in 2010, when Muslovski was on his morning walk along a highway near Youngstown, Ohio, he was hit by 19-year-old driver Whitney Yaeger. Muslovski was rushed to the hospital, but he died from severe internal injuries later that day.
A week later, the family learned the cause of the accident that killed Muslovski: texting and driving.
“[W]e got a phone call from the local media, wanting our response to the fact that the young girl had just admitted that she was texting and driving. And quite frankly, we hadn't known up to that point. We just assumed that it was a standard traffic accident,” said Yanssens.
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