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Mock deadly collision shows dangers of distracted driving

Lee County High School students learned the dangers of distracted driving in a re-enactment. (Source: WALB) Lee County High School students learned the dangers of distracted driving in a re-enactment. (Source: WALB)
Trooper David Fretwell (Source: WALB) Trooper David Fretwell (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

We have had a deadly start to our 2017.

That's according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

Troopers said most fatal accidents are caused by distracted driving.

The Lee County Re-Enactment Team collaborated with the Lee County High School to show students what could happen if they are distracted behind the wheel. 

Students saw a re-enactment deadly head-on collision at the football stadium. 

Trooper First Class David Fretwell said these re-enactments are meant to prove to students they aren't invincible. 

"Phones with the Snapchat, and Facebooking, and tweeting, and Instagram, and texting and driving with friends and taking selfies. That's what we're doing today," Trooper Fretwell said.  "Showing a traffic crash when those things are occurring inside of a car and what can happen."

Trooper Fretwell said many students were emotionally overwhelmed by Thursday's demonstration.

He hopes the day's message will stick with them, and will ultimately save their lives.

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