North Carolina State Troopers want to remind race fans to keep their eyes on the road around Speed Street and around Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.
Troopers said a college student from Asheville was texting behind the wheel and died after she crashed into oncoming traffic.
The highway patrol put her banged-up car in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday. They said they wanted to illustrate the reality of how dangerous it is to text and drive.
“Our whole goal to be out here during Speed Street is to spread the message on focus on that one task, and that one task is operating that vehicle not to be texting and driving,” N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Gordon said.
The patrol is also setting up a driving demonstration in a parking lot.