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FORT MILL, S.C. Students at Fort Mill High School heard a powerful message on Friday.

Students heard from a young woman who was nearly killed while texting behind the wheel.

Ashley Marriah's message is part of the Highway Patrol's Wait to Text campaign.

To this day, I have a scar on my forehead and one on my arm, Marriah said. I still have gravel stuck in my arm. My injuries were internal bleeding, a fracture on my spine and my skull was exposed, so it was a pretty serious accident.

Students were encouraged to sign a pledge not to text while driving.

The Highway Patrol also handed out glow-in-the dark bracelets as a reminder of that pledge.

Those wristbands are available for free at area Subway restaurants.

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