Edgewood High School scene of latest mock crash depiction

Weather permitting, Butler County’s Edgewood Schools today will be the latest area district to teach teens about the dangers of impaired driving through a mock crash event.

Students from Edgewood High School’s Butler Tech’s Future Farmers of America program have organized a mock crash event ahead of prom to educate their classmates about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, said Butler Tech officials.

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The event is still scheduled to be held outside at Edgewood High School despite rain in the forecast, said school officials.

The school follows Hamilton, Fairfield and other Butler County schools in staging these safe driving events during high school prom season to remind students of the dangers that can come from distracted and impaired driving.

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The demonstration, which includes smashed cars, students acting as crash victims, local police and fire personnel coming to the scene, will give high juniors and seniors a graphic look at the potential tragedies that could result from driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The demonstration is part of the Premier Health Drive Smart Program.

In the demonstration, two vehicles will be set up to simulate a head-on collision that involved seven high school students. One student will portray an intoxicated driver. Another student will portray a victim who died in the crash.

After the demonstration, a parent who actually lost a child to a similar tragedy will speak to the students.

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