Taylor Sauer’s ironic last Facebook post read, “I can’t discuss this now. Driving and Facebooking is not safe! Haha.”
The tanker truck had been driving at 15mph on Interstate 84 when Taylor, 18, slammed into it at more than 80mph.
Phone records revealed she had been making posts every 90 seconds.
Advocating against texting and driving, Taylor’s parents are trying to get the government of their home state of Idaho to make laws against such acts.
Ray LaHood, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced a proposal last month for a set of guidelines that are, “not directly relevant to safely operating the vehicle, or cause undue distraction by engaging the driver’s eyes or hands for more than a very limited duration while driving.”