A West Salem High School student is hoping to teach
her classmates the dangers of drinking and driving
as part of her Senior Exit Project.
Katie Krien crane says with Homecoming coming up .
she wanted her classmates to think twice about drinking
at a party and getting behind the wheel.
She created a 'docu-drama' movie setting the scene
of a drunk driving crash .
which led to a live conclusion with first responders
and police responding to the crash outside the school.
Krien crane also acted in the mock crash .
and included other classmates in the production.
The main impact of my project was I chose students
from our school that people know so that it's not
just an actor that the police found, it's not just
someone they don't know, it's someone close to them
so that they really feel that personal connection
with the accident.
After the mock crash .
students also heard from the mother of another classmate
who was nearly killed when she was hit by a drunk