Mock Crash/Prom Promise event hosted at N. E. Jones High - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Mock Crash/Prom Promise event hosted at N. E. Jones High

Posted: Updated:
Medical personnel prepare to transport a patient during a Prom Promise mock crash event at Northeast Jones High School Friday morning. Medical personnel prepare to transport a patient during a Prom Promise mock crash event at Northeast Jones High School Friday morning.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of students at Northeast Jones High School saw in graphic detail Friday morning what can happen when you drink and drive. They witnessed a Prom Promise-mock crash which detailed the dramatic events immediately following a head-on collision.

Jones County firefighters and law enforcement officers, along with many volunteers, staged the event at the football stadium for juniors and seniors.

"This is what can happen," said Lance Chancellor with Powers Fire and Rescue. "Crashes can happen, people can lose their lives and become injured," he said.

"It was traumatic, probably shocked a lot of people," said Kristina Smith, a junior at Northeast Jones.

"It shocked me, I'll definitely think twice about what I do when I go to prom," said Keontae Jones, another junior.   

Northeast Jones will host its prom Saturday night.

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.