Ghost Out, the educational event presented by the Coroner's Office, Air Life Georgia Helicopter Service and Mauldin's Body Shop came to this week to show teens a visual representation of what could happen if they drink and drive on prom night.
"The Ghost Out program is different from other traffic safety programs since students experience, with the victims, exactly what occurs during and after a serious collision," according to a press release. "The Ghost Out event demonstrates what happens during an actual emergency by presenting a simulated wreck. The wreck, which was performed at Sequoyah High School, showed the fire department performing vehicle extrication with the jaws-of-life, paramedics, EMT's and life flight personnel providing emergency treatment to the victims and the sheriff's office investigating the cause of the accident."
Students heard from Reagan Wilson, whose sister, Fawn Baty, a mother who lost her 21 year old son, Cody, who was texting while driving, also spoke at the event.
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Ghost Out is presented by numerous agencies with Cherokee County Public Safety in hopes of reducing the number of injuries and deaths due to automobile accidents among teenagers.