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Texting while driving changes two lives
Cockrell with Sign (W)
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chelsea Cockrell stands behind a sign at Lugoff Elementary School expressing students’ love for her not far from where an SUV driven by John Carns, of Ridgeway, struck her while she was directing traffic as a school resource officer. Carns admitted he had been texting while driving when he struck Cockrell and says he hopes everyone will put their cellphones down while driving. (Salley McInerney/C-I)
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Deputy Chelsea Cockrell and commercial plumber John Carns are joined in a story that begins in the wee hours of a recent fall morning and ends with a shared warning: texting on a cellphone while driving a car is a deadly combination.

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