OXFORD – Oxford High School juniors and seniors will get graphic views of what happens in a car crash.
Emergency response entities in Lafayette County will host “The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford High School.
“The temptations our youth face today are many of the same social pressures we experienced,” Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said. “As the Oxford High School Prom quickly approaches, we have taken upon ourselves the task of helping educate the junior and senior students of the perils of drinking and driving.”
Ben Shannon, a flight nurse with Hospital Wing, will recount how his own DUI cost him one of his legs years ago in connection with the crash simulation.
“‘The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident’ will serve as an up-close, real-time re-creation of a multiple-vehicle accident with fatalities,” Kennedy said.
Oxford Police Department, Oxford Fire Department, Oxford High School, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Hospital Wing, Shivers Towing and Lafayette County Coroner’s Office will host the event.