Crash re-enactment reminds Texans to wear a seat belt

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A unique sculpture was unveiled at Republic Square Park in downtown Austin this week with the purpose of making people slow down and think.

The Texas Department of Transportation launched its latest reminder for drivers to wear their seatbelts with a re-enactment of the deadly crash that claimed the life of 16-year-old Kailee Mills.

The Spring, Texas teen unbuckled her seat belt to take a selfie before she was killed in 2017.

Kailee’s parents, David and Wendy Mills, spoke about their loss and how it could’ve been prevented.   

“She was the only person in the car not wearing her seat belt at the time and the other three kids in the car were wearing their seat belts and they walked away with very little injury. So we know our daughter would still be here today if she had her seat belt on,” David Mills said.

At least one person has died on Texas roads every single day over the past 19 years.

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