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Quad City families are pleading with drivers to stay focused behind the wheel

Emergency workers are urging drivings to focus on the road and not their phone.

DAVENPORT, Iowa- Denice Murray lost her daughter in a serious car accident.

Rhonda Carlson was 22-years-old when she and her younger sister, Megan Carlson, headed off on a road trip to Chicago. Megan was driving when Rhonda asked her to help change the CD.

Megan overcorrected swerved into oncoming traffic and slammed into a semi-truck on i-80 in Henry county. Her sister, the passenger, died at the scene.

Megan was left with a broken femur and broken foot, a shattered kneecap, a collapsed lung and bruised liver. Mother and daughter say they re-live the accident every time they see a distracted driver.

Distracted driving claimed more than 300 lives last year.