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Mock Crash demonstration educates students on distracted driving

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CLOQUET, MN -

Cloquet High School students got a first hand demonstration on the consequences of inattentive and impaired driving today.

The educational mock crash, put on by the Minnesota State Patrol and numerous other organizations, aimed at encouraging safe and responsible use of cars.

Emergency vehicles, lights and sirens were used to simulate an actual crash scenario. 

Matt Logan, a guest speaker at the event, talked about losing his daughter on her way home from school while texting and driving. 

His family has taken their story to students across the country to urge people to drive safe and responsible.

"Make a plan before you get into the car to choose to pay attention to what you're doing, what's happening while you're behind the wheel," said Logan.

Each year in Minnesota, distracted driving is a factor in one in four crashes.

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