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ECHS production students help stage car wreck, hope to educate

Students at Early County High School helped stage a wreck. (Source: WALB) Students at Early County High School helped stage a wreck. (Source: WALB)
The production students are hoping to make a video to show their peers. (Source: WALB) The production students are hoping to make a video to show their peers. (Source: WALB)
Sydney Locke is a senior at ECHS. (Source: WALB) Sydney Locke is a senior at ECHS. (Source: WALB)
Anna Reichard says she is appreciative of what the first responders do. (Source: WALB) Anna Reichard says she is appreciative of what the first responders do. (Source: WALB)
Destiny George is a senior who participated on Wednesday. (Source: WALB) Destiny George is a senior who participated on Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

More than 1,000 people have been killed in crashes on Georgia roads so far this year.

Students in the video production club at Early County High School were invited to help stage a wreck next to the Blakely Fire Department on Wednesday.

They saw it as an opportunity to help the community.

"We are all working together to make the society of Blakely better," said senior Anna Reichard. 

When Reichard's teacher came to her about helping stage an accident for first responders she was more than happy to do it.

"They are the people who help us and save us even with activities that don't include this," said Reichard.

First responders in Early County helped with the multi-agency drill today. 

"The fire department," said senior Destiny George. "We love them." 

Students say they were able to get an outside look at how much they do. 

"A car wreck is a lot of work when it's really bad. You know it is a lot of responsibility," said Georgia. 

"I think it's also important for us too to know what they have to go through. It gives a little bit of respect and gives us a chance to know people a little bit better in the community," said Reichard. 

Reichard, George and ten others in video production at Early County High school are going to make a video of the wreck. 

"We lost two students that attended Early County High School that didn't wear seat belts so this is a big part of our life right now," said George.  

They are hoping the video will help teach students about what could happen if they aren't safe.

"It's really important, for our school especially, to show the students how to be safe and responsible when driving because there are so many car crashes that go on," said senior Sydney Locke. 

Once completed, the video will be given to teachers to show their students. 

"We are hoping students will think twice when they drive to definitely buckle up and be responsible when they get behind the wheel that they don't need to drink and drive or text and drive," said Locke.

They say the video should be up in a couple of weeks. 

Once uploaded, you can find the video and other videos from the students here

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