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Jones Co. firefighters host accident simulation before prom weekend

Source: WDAM Jones County first responders staged a mock head-on collision Thursday morning at North East Jones High School. Source: WDAM Jones County first responders staged a mock head-on collision Thursday morning at North East Jones High School.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County firefighters, sheriff's deputies and other first responders participated in a demonstration Thursday that they hope will save lives on prom night.

They staged a fatal accident scene at the Northeast Jones High School football stadium involving a head-on crash of two vehicles.

Students watched as actors portraying the injured and dead were removed from the vehicles, while grieving parents looked on and a drunk driver was arrested.

Several of the actors were students at the school.

Organizers said they wanted students to see what could happen if they choose to drink and drive or drive distracted.

The exercise lasted about 30 minutes.

Northeast Jones' prom will be held Saturday night.

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