Mock crash planned in Upsala; residents will hear the noise

The Upsala Area School Student Council is sponsoring a Mock Crash Thursday, April 25. With help from community agencies including the volunteer fire department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and local law enforcement from Morrison County and the state of Minnesota, the students will be able to see what really happens at the site of a crash.

The mock crash will begin at school at 8:30 a.m. and will continue two blocks south of the school at the bus garage. Sirens from police, ambulance and fire trucks may be heard in the area.

Weather permitting, there may even be a Lifelink helicopter.

Residents are asked to be aware that this is just a drill to show students the importance of seat belt use and some of the consequences of underage drinking.