A docudrama was held at the practice field in Rock Port Wednesday, October 25, 2017, for Rock Port, Fairfax, and Tarkio High School students. Pictured above are students Lauren Quimby, Dalton Brake, Skye Clark, Kinley Thornhill and Kelcie Gaines, along with the Rock Port Fire Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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A docudrama was held at the practice field in Rock Port Wednesday, October 25, 2017, for Rock Port, Fairfax, and Tarkio High School students. The drama was held to show the students the dangers of distracted driving, in this case, texting while driving. Two vehicles crashed and their occupants were “injured” and one was declared dead on scene. The Tarkio Fire Department responded to the scene to set a perimeter and the Rock Port Fire Department extricated one of the drivers (Dalton Brake) from the car. The Atchison-Holt Ambulance Service responded to provide medical treatment and transport for the injured parties (to also include Conner Marshall) and the Rock Port Police Department and Atchison County Sheriff’s Department provided control of the hysterical mother (Cindie Gaines), whose daughter (Kelcie Gaines) was DOA. Atchison County Coroner Shawn Minter and Funeral Home Director Eric Chamberlain put Miss Gaines in a body bag and loaded her into the hearse. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to interview the texting driver (Kinley Thornhill) and two bystanders (Lauren Quimby and Skye Clark). The docudrama made the scene as real as possible. Then, the students went to Blue Jay Stadium to listen to speakers, including Bailey Bindle with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Eric Chamberlain, both giving moving testimonies about the dangers of distracted driving.
It’s always a tragedy to have someone injured, let alone die from distracted driving. Pictured above are Atchison County Coroner Shawn Minter, left, heading out from the scene after loading up Kelcie Gaines, Middle, who was pronounced dead at scene of the crash. Pictured at right is Cindie Gaines, Kelcie’s mother. She is hysterical after her daughter was declared deceased at the scene. Atchison County Sheriff’s Deputy Devon Sons, left, and Rock Port Police officer Derek Morriss, right, try to keep her away from the crash scene.