NESPELEM – With Prom already passing and the graduation season approaching, it is a time for celebration. However, for teens, in regards to traffic fatalities it also happens to be the most dangerous time of the year.
The Colville Tribal Police and EMS teamed up and conducted a mock car crash at the Nespelem Community Center this afternoon to over 150 Lake Roosevelt High School students and staff.
The mock was a simulation of a one-car roll over killing two immediately at the scene, with one more dying while being transported to the hospital.
Colville tribal member Malcolm Carson along with tribal descendant Devan Black Tanya Ang, Kayley Duclos and Arielle White all participated as actors in the mock car crash portraying victims.
The months from April thru July see some of the highest teenage traffic fatalities of the entire year,according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).