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Mock crash provides realistic learning experience for area teens

ADRIAN -- Adrian and Ellsworth high school students received a unique learning experience Wednesday, as they participated in a near-live demonstration related to the dangers of texting and drinking and driving.

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A Nobles County deputy explains the dangers of drinking and driving and distracted driving to a group of Adrian and Ellsworth students during Wednesday's mock crash east of Adrian. (Alyssa Sobotka / The Globe)

ADRIAN - Adrian and Ellsworth high school students received a unique learning experience Wednesday, as they participated in a near-live demonstration related to the dangers of texting and drinking and driving.

Hosted by the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, members of the student council were actors in a mock two-vehicle crash along Nobles County 28 and Dillman Avenue in Adrian. The result of a teenager’s decision to drink and text and drive resulted in two fatalities, said Nobles County Investigator Melissa Einck.

“We hope to have helped prevent kids from distracted driving, drinking and driving and help support good decision making,” Einck said.

Wednesday’s mock crash also provided a good training opportunity for area first responders, Einck added.

Those assisting at the mock scene were the sheriff’s office, Adrian Fire and Rescue, Adrian Ambulance and Lismore Fire and Rescue.

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