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During a mock crash in New York Mills, first responders carried NY Mills School senior Cailey Olson on a backboard away from the 'crashed' car. They set her down to stabilize her in preparation for a life flight. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

'That was disturbing': New York Mills holds first mock crash

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Serving as a visual reminder to teens of the dangers of driving while intoxicated or distracted, Otter Tail County's Office of Traffic Safety helped the community of New York Mills put together a mock crash last week.


Brutally realistic - complete with a smashed car, 'bloody' makeup, emergency services personnel, a hearse and more - the scene came to life in the school parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, just days before the prom.

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