'Last Call' Staged for Tongue River, Big Horn Students

Car crash "victims" at Wednesday's "Last Call" event at the county fairgrounds. (Photo by Pat Blair)

As Death wandered around a crash scene, sheriff's deputies, police, fire and rescue personnel and people from the Sheridan County coroner's office worked to extricate victims and deal with corpses during a “Last Call” event staged Wednesday at the county fairgrounds.

Deputy Sheriff Sandy Fitzpatrick said the event depicted the aftermath of a crash involving the consequences of drinking and driving.

The event included a couple of corpses, injured victims and a “drunken” driver who was arrested, along with law enforcement officials, Rocky Mountain Ambulance and firefighters from Dayton, Tongue River, Big Horn and Sheridan.

Yodi Miles with Dayton Rescue estimated at least 100 students from Tongue River and Big Horn high schools attended the event. Miles said she and her husband created the wounds for the event.

Fitzpatrick said the goal of the event was to show students the seriousness of mixing alcohol and driving. She said the event was especially effective around the holiday season, prom season and graduation time.

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Students from Tongue River and Big Horn high schools watched from the grandstands. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Deputy Sheriff Sandy Fitzpatrick checks on the "victims" in one of the crash vehicles. (Photo by Pat Blair)
An actor garbed as "Death" surveys the scene. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Firefighters work to extricate a crash victim. (Photo by Pat Blair)