First Harrison County mock crash in more than a decade


For the first time in more than a decade, Harrison Central students had the chance to learn what can happen when drivers are distracted.

During a mock crash on Friday, students witnessed a head-on collision that left six people hurt, and one dead.

Theater students acted out the scene as fire, police and emergency crews responded.

Parents were also in attendance. Some were emotional at the reality of their child getting hurt.

Deputy Tony Sedgmer said that’s what the mock crash is all about.

“That one message you might send, is it really worth it? That might be the last thing your friends or family here from you. It’s not worth that message, that phone call or to play with your radio with for a slim second because it only takes a split second for something to happen,” Sedgmer said.

Students also heard from the sheriff, judge and prosecutor about the legal penalties of distracted driving.

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