CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Mary Savoie remembers the day like it was yesterday.
It was April 6, and her 27-year-old daughter Sylvia was heading from Logansport to Camden to visit family.
"She was on her way to see her brother, but she never got to see her brother," said Savoie.
Carroll County Deputies say around 4:00 that afternoon, Sylvia's car crossed left of center on State Road 29, striking a semi-tractor head on.
Shortly after, Mary's phone started to ring.
"It was like, it can't be her," said Savoie. "It can't be my daughter, and it really is her."
Sylvia was taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her death came just three weeks before her 28th birthday.
"I was planning on having a birthday party for her, to make it the happiest day of her life," said Savoie. "And I can't change it. I can't change it."
Savoie said Sylvia's phone records show she sent a text just five minutes before the crash.
Now, she's started a Facebook page not only in Sylvia's honor to spread the word that texting and driving just don't mix.
"I want people to know that it happened to me, and I know how it feels to lose a child," said Savoie. "I know how it feels when your kid doesn't out last you. Children are supposed to out last their parents."
Now, it is a cross on the side of State Road 29 Mary visits in order to remember her daughter taken from her too soon.
"I miss hugging her," said Savoie. "I miss having fun with her. It just tears me up that she's not around. Every day. Every day I think about her."
Savoie encourages everyone to "like" her page on Facebook and share with others. She hopes parents around the world can use it as a teaching tool. To visit the page, click here .
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