It was only a mock of a head on collision with another vehicle that resulted in two deaths. The whole scene was staged but the impact was no less real.
Wesley Clayton, president of the Western Days Association said, “You can’t imagine, even in this scenario with the parents and students going through it, the emotions that come out. We know that it is not real. We try to make it as real as possible. It is very traumatic.”
The Yorktown Western Days Association worked together with emergency responders and related businesses to bring “Shattered Dreams” to Yorktown on March 4 and 5.
Maddie Bryand and Raegan Cunningham were selected to be part of the staged wreck.
Before the event, while being prepped, Bryand said, “I am kind of nervous. Shaking. I just want to get to it and see what it will be like.”
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