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West Harrison students get sobering lesson day before prom

Hundreds of students at West Harrison High School watched as first responders and the coroner worked the scene of a deadly accident in "real time." (Photo source: WLOX) Hundreds of students at West Harrison High School watched as first responders and the coroner worked the scene of a deadly accident in "real time." (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It was a dramatic and realistic display showing the potential dangers of distracted driving. Hundreds of students at West Harrison High School watched as first responders and the coroner worked the scene of a deadly accident in "real time."

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove at least one victim from the mangled cars. Students with the broadcast journalism class helped organize the event and played the roles of victims.

There were three fatalities and multiple serious injuries in the mock crash.

It comes one day before the high school prom, and served as a sobering reminder about the dangers of distracted or impaired driving.

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