Cashton students learn hard lesson during mock crash simulation: Never drink and drive

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) — The Cashton High School prom is Saturday night, and students got a reminder Friday never to drink and drive.

The school hosted a mock car crash at the elementary school’s parking lot Friday.

In the simulation, two cars carrying five students crashed head-on.

Real local law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the “crash” scene.

“I think it’s important for them to see what can really happen,” Cashton first responder Holly Boisen said. “And then to simulate the live events of seeing their friends being taken away in a helicopter, ambulance, even going to the funeral home which is probably the saddest part of today.”

The mock crash also provides training for first responders, Boisen said.

The school does this event every three to four years.

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