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Tenth grade students at Jefferson High School in Alexandria watched as the dangers of distracted driving were portrayed during the mock car crash on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

Driving home a tragic lesson

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Although the crash, the blood and the screams were all fake, the lesson they delivered was all too real.

Don't send text messages when you are driving. It could cost a life.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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