HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville first responders put together a mock car crash Tuesday morning at Hopewell High School to demonstrate to students the dangers of drunk driving.
The warning comes just a few weeks before prom season, which is considered one of the deadliest times of the year for teenagers due to the potential for underage drinking.
North Carolina has the third most teen driving deaths in the country, and first responders hope to lower that by putting together car crash simulations at high schools throughout the Charlotte area.
One of the presentations happened at East Rowan High School where Hunter Schenk attended before dying in a car crash last June.
William Hunter Evans was friends with Schenk and he said the simulation brought back painful memories.
"It was hard to hold back all the tears," Evans said.