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One Dies, Several Injured, Drivers Arrested In Mock Crash

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/23/2013

The tragic consecquences of careless driving come to life with Richland County's Mock Crash.

The 24th annual docu-drama was staged Tuesday at the fairgrounds.

1,250 students from nine high schools file in to get a sneak peak of the bloody car accident they will soon see.

The scenario is two cars drag racing side by side, with each drunk driver text messaging back and forth, when one car hits a head-on car and the other swerves into a utility pole.

The injured victims scramble around trying to cope with the shock of what just happened, although the party doesn't stop for the happy drunk driver.

Then comes the blaring sirens of law enforcement and rescue personnel.

The father of the girl who died arrives, races to find his daughter, then chases down the drunk driver who killed his precious child.

Gabriella's spirit rises from her body because she can't accept she's dead.

But she's placed in a body bag as her grieving father kneels beside her in grief.

Juvenile Court Judge Ron Spon advises the students of the severe legal ramifications of causing a fatal accident.

The students file out past the casket holding the victim of a peer's recklessness. 

The Mock Crash has now been witnessed by more than 37,000 Richland County high school students since it was created in 1990.

   
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