Print Fake accident leaves impression
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:06

Local news covered a tragic story last week.The “victim’s” body is put on a gurney, as the specter of Death looms over, in a macabre bit of theater, meant to teach a lesson to students on Thursday, April 10, at Mingus Union High School. Cottonwood firefighters and police narrated a mock fatal crash caused by drunk driving. The mock accident was laid out as part of the Every 15 Minutes campaign.
Following a celebration after a dance, an SUV collided with a sedan on Mingus Avenue. Both vehicles were filled with students.

One boy died on the scene, his body lying on the road, covered with a sheet. A girl was airlifted to a hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Another girl, the driver of one of the vehicles, was arrested and possibly facing several years in jail.

Cottonwood Police Chief Jody Fanning said there was reason to believe alcohol had been a contributing factor to the crash.

Fortunately, the accident wasn’t real.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 16, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.